The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) has received
a Friend of the Planet award from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).
The Friend of the Planet awards are presented annually to a select few whose efforts to support NCSE and advance its goal of defending the teaching of climate science have been truly outstanding. Previous recipients of the Friend of the Planet Award include Michael Mann, Richard Alley, Greg Craven, and Katharine Hayhoe.
“The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication provides a steady stream of important research and thoughtful analysis that nobody interested in engaging the public about climate change can afford to ignore,” said Ann Reid
, executive director of NCSE.
Also receiving a Friend of the Planet award was Peter Sinclair
, producer of the video series, “This Is Not Cool,” which was published on Yale Climate Connections, a Yale-based multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change.
NCSE is a national organization that works with teachers, parents, scientists, and concerned citizens at the local, state, and national levels to ensure that topics including evolution and climate change are taught accurately, honestly, and confidently.
“According to our research
, Americans, by a three-to-one margin, say that schools should teach children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to global warming (76 percent agree vs. 24 percent who disagree),” said Anthony Leiserowitz
, Director of YPCCC. “The public overwhelmingly supports NCSE's mission of ensuring that climate change is taught accurately, honestly, and confidently. We thank the NCSE for the work they are doing as well as for recognizing our team's efforts.”
YPCCC is an F&ES-based program that conducts scientific studies on public opinion and behavior, advances the science of climate change communications, helps leaders communicate more effectively, and increases the public’s understanding of climate risks and opportunities.