York Environment Lectures
Whether it is climate change or biodiversity loss, fracking or flooding, engaging the public in issues of scientific concern is difficult. The mass media in general, and television in particular, provides a popular way to reach not just the lay public, but equally non-specialist stakeholder groups in business and politics. This talk will draw from a decade of putting Earth science 'on the box' to explore a number of questions. How can we best use the entertainment industry to convey 'sound science'? What are the communication barriers that need to be overcome? And also, given the emerging research 'impact' agenda, what are the costs and benefits of early career geo-environmental scientists 'going public'?
Other lectures in this series:
- Protecting ocean life in an era of rapid global change
- The importance of talking to you about complex environmental issues: Insights from research with the public on nuclear power, low carbon transitions and climate engineering
- Sustainability dilemmas: Short-term political expediency versus long-term planetary exigency