The planet is in melt down. Since the 1970s scientists have issued repeated warnings about global warming and of the catastrophic impacts on our planet and our survival unless we reduce carbon emissions . Yet as the scientific evidence mounts, the facts are deliberately obfuscated by political and institutional restraints and vested interests .No wonder many scientists report feelings of frustration, depression and despair. The panel will discuss how scientists and science communicators can overcome these obstacles ; how we can present the facts about the climate emergency and the array of interconnected existential threats in a way that resonates with people across all sectors of society and make a compelling case for taking action.
Featuring 4 to 5 speakers – 10 to 15 minutes each including clips or other illustation, and 15 to 20 minutes Q and A.
What will participants gain from attending your session?
Some practical ideas on how to reframe communication techniques and strategies
Alison Leigh, Consultant to World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
David Karoly, Leader Earth Systems and Climate Change, CSIRO
Alvin Stone, Media & Comms Manager, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
Sonya Pemberton, Film maker, Genepool productions
Lee Constable, Freelance Science communicator and broadcaster
Cameron Muir, Freelance writer, editor and researcher
When: Monday 17th February, 10:15am-11:30am