SFI Hosts Climate Change Communication Seminar

Caty Arevalo, SFI Journalism Fellow

SFI News:

Climate Change Communication Has Failed. How Can We Start to Fix It?

SANTA FE – Sante Fe Institute (SFI) will feature Caty Arevalo, SFI Journalism Fellow, at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the Collins Conference Room for a public seminar about the challenges of communicating the importance of climate change. 

For a passionate science reporter, covering climate change is a fascinating but frustrating task. In one sense, it is like drinking from a fire hose: you have to consider the science, the politics, the economics…and present it in a compelling way that is comprehensible to a broad audience suffering from climate news fatigue.

For the last decade Arevalo has worked as a correspondent, editor, and producer for the world’s largest Spanish-language news organization, EFE. Arevalo primarily covered climate change, energy, biodiversity and sustainable development, and co-founded EFE Verde – EFE’s online platform for environmental news.

Arevalo asks:

  • What have two decades of climate communication failure from journalists, politicians, scientists, and environmentalists have taught us?
  • How can scientists and journalists collaborate to help people internalize the importance and the urgency of what is the greatest human challenge of our time?

Let’s explore the do’s and don’ts of climate communications, and find the right ways to call attention to this issue that is so vital to the future of the planet.

John German will be the SFI host for the event.

To view the online event listing, go to: http://www.santafe.edu/gevent/detail/science/1970/

The Santa Fe Institute is a nonprofit research center located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its scientists collaborate across disciplines to understand the complex systems that underlie critical questions for science and humanity. The Institute is supported by philanthropic individuals and foundations, forward-thinking partner companies, and government science agencies.




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