Consulting & Training
‘Climate Science Communication’ for scientists, the public and media. The public needs to understand the science, the media needs to understand which questions are actually relevant and scientists need to understand how to communicate relevance. These are all significant challenges but understanding what it means if important in order for better policy decisions to become possible.
There are three key areas that need to be understood in order to effectively communicate climate information:
- Data in context
- Arguments types and techniques
- Understanding how to discuss probability
Communicating the relevant information and contexts to the media, public, and policy-makers will help guide the strategic process to achieve meaningful policy decisions.
Media Climate Communication Training
Media and communication training sessions can be for individuals or groups. This training prepares participants with multiple perspectives in the complex realm of climate communication.
- Understanding the science and data in context
- Understanding arguments and denialist/skeptic techniques
- Understanding and recognizing arguments types
- Learning the difference between a relevant question and an irrelevant question
- Learning how to discuss probability and projections
- Learning to answer/address the premise, ‘not’ the question construct
- Communicating with the public
- Communicating with scientists
- Nature abhors a vacuum, but filling a hole with air still leaves a hole
- How to get what you need
Scientist & Administration Climate Communication Training
Scientists are handicapped by the integrity of discipline. They rarely consider if a question is coming from a perspective bias designed to elicit an answer that serves an agenda that may be contrary to the relevant matter, or the context of the appropriate context of the information. Rather, scientists typically just answer the question. This can lead to frustrating and incorrect results in the final media.
- Understanding public and media perspectives
- Identifying and answering the relevance, not the question
- Answering the premise, not the question
- Answering is not always communicating
- What type of illustrations work and which ones don’t
- ‘Ockhams Razor’ and ‘Einsteins Limiter’
- The probability waltz, and boiling it down to the relational analogy
- Nature abhors a vacuum but overfilling a hole can still leave a vacuum
- Practice makes perfect, but media deadlines don’t care
- The question is sometimes more important than the answer
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- Information architecture & information flow
- Project organization
- Technology integration
Identifying needs and matching them to capacities for various requirements in complex systems requires a variety of technology deployments, programming and integration for API’s, data interpreters and data matching systems. Navigation design, template and tools are also needed as well as data visualization.
Bringing together the expertise in various areas and coordinating them into a successful information infrastructure requires knowledge, understanding, and creativity to achieve the best possible outcome.
The three keys to a strong information infrastructure and are available in various open source software systems at different levels of functionality and usability. Factors include:
- Ease of Use
Open Source Systems
Open source systems of various types offer different levels of security and capacity. There are many different open source systems now available, choosing the right one for specific needs depends entirely on the use case. It could be a simple communication site, or a complex network with multiple user groups and role based security and workflows.
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Analysis & Solution Development
Examining the synergistic requirements between complex areas such as economy, energy and environment is critical to achieving relevant policy with regard to governmental strategies in both mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
- Combine short and long term strategies to achieve efficiency.
- Combine reasonably expected changes and variables to identify best strategies.
- Identify needs and capacities based on probabilities.
Combining these foundations we will seek to identify capital processes that will be most beneficial to regional needs. This will entail many considerations most important including needs use and capacities in relation to climate change probabilities regarding:
Climate change derives from dynamic interactions of systems and therefore requires us to work together to solve a global problem – as individuals, as organizations and nations.
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