[pccgrads] [PCC Special] Next Tuesday: A Conversation with Daniel Swain and Heidi Roop

UW Program On Climate Change uwpcc at uw.edu
Tue Apr 9 11:42:32 PDT 2019


Coming up next Tuesday, 3:30pm OCN 425!


*The Wild West of Online SciComm: a conversation with Heidi Roop and Daniel
Swain*

Digital news and social media has rapidly changed how the public consumes
information about science. Join us for a discussion with two geoscientists
forging new paths in this new media landscape to bring climate science to
the public. Conversation will include questions around:


- professional ethics in science communication
- emerging best practices on social media
- responding to questions about politics and public policy
- building a respectful online culture
- countering misinformation and fake news
- Open Q&A

Speakers:

*Daniel Swain <https://weatherwest.com/> *holds joint appointments as a
Climate Scientist within UCLA <http://www.ucla.edu/>’s Institute of the
Environment and Sustainability <https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/>, a Research
Fellow in the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes at NCAR
<https://www.c3we.ucar.edu/>, and the California Climate Fellow at The
Nature Conservancy <https://www.nature.org/en-us/>. In addition, he
authors the widely-read Weather West blog <https://weatherwest.com/>, which
provides real-time perspectives on California and western North American
weather, climate, and regional change.


*Heidi Roop* <http://www.heidiroop.com/> is Lead Scientist for Science
Communication with the UW Climate Impacts Group <https://cig.uw.edu/> and
an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Environmental &
Occupational Health Sciences <https://deohs.washington.edu/>. Heidi is also
a Research Fellow at the Centre for Science in Society
<https://www.victoria.ac.nz/science/research/science-in-society?utm_source=short-url&utm_medium=1712793>
at Victoria University of Wellington <https://www.victoria.ac.nz/>, serves
as an editor for the new open-access EGU journal Geoscience Communication
<https://www.geoscience-communication.net/>, and featured speaker for the
upcoming CrossCut Ideas Festival <https://festival.crosscut.com/>.


Both speakers engage extensively with journalists and other partners to
promote accurate and accessible media coverage on climate change.

Moderator: Judy Twedt <https://www.judytwedt.com/> is a doctoral candidate
at the University of Washington, designing acoustic representations of
climate data through data sonification.


Suggested reading for attendees:
Dietram A. Scheufele and Nicole M. Krause (2019) Science audiences,
misinformation, and fake news
<https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/01/11/1805871115>
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