October 25, 2014

Renowned Climate Communications Expert Susan Joy Hassol to Present “Telling the Climate Change Story” May 21 at the MBL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts:
Gina Hebert, Marine Biological Laboratory, (508) 289-7725, ghebert@mbl.edu
Ian Vorster, Woods Hole Research Center, (508) 540-1509, ivorster@whrc.org

Woods Hole, MA – Susan Joy Hassol, a climate change communicator, analyst, and author well-known for her ability to translate science into English, will present a special lecture on Monday, May 21 at noon in the MBL’s (Marine Biological Laboratory’s) Speck Auditorium, 10 MBL Street, Woods Hole.  The lecture, co-sponsored by the MBL and the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), is free and open to the public.

Even as the science of climate change has grown stronger and more compelling, public acceptance has grown weaker and more partisan. In this presentation, Hassol will discuss the range of causes for this dilemma. She will also address how we can improve communication of climate change by what we say and how we say it, dealing with framing, psychological and cultural issues, and questions involving language.

Hassol has worked for more than 20 years to help communicate the science of climate change to a wide variety of audiences, making complex issues accessible to policymakers and the public.  She has written and edited numerous high-level reports, testified before Congress, written an HBO documentary, and appeared on national radio and television shows. She is currently Director of the Boulder, Colorado-based Climate Communication where she works to help climate scientists improve their communication and improve media coverage of climate change.

To RSVP for the event (requested but not required), contact WHRC at 508-444-1521 or events@whrc.org.  Metered street parking available.

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The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.

The mission of the Woods Hole Research Center is to advance scientific discovery and seek science-based solutions for the world’s environmental and economic challenges through research and education on forests, soils, air, and water.

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