Climate Literacy: Effective Responses and Solutions through Best Practices in Communication, Partnerships, and Networks II

Tuesday, 16 December 2014: 10:20 AM-12:20 PM
Chairs:  Jennifer Saltzman, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Olivia Ambrogio, American Geophysical Union, Washington, United States
Primary Conveners:  Gail Scowcroft, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Co-conveners:  Jennifer Saltzman, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Mona Behl, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States and Joshua Sneideman, Department of Energy Washington DC, Einstein Fellow, Washington, DC, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Gail Scowcroft, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

10:20 AM
Downscaling the IPCC: The 2008 and 2014 Colorado Climate Assessments
Kristen Averyt1, Jeff Lukas2 and Eric Gordon2, (1)University of Colorado Boulder, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado Boulder, Western Water Assessment, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States
10:35 AM
Bridging the Science/Policy Gap through Boundary Chain Partnerships and Communities of Practice
Scott Kalafatis, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
10:50 AM
Integrating Communication Best Practices in the Third National Climate Assessment
Susan Joy Hassol, Climate Communication, Durham, NC, United States
11:05 AM
Building Student Awareness of Societal Decision-Making Challenges about Energy through the Study of Earth System Data and Innovations in Energy-Related Materials Research
Daniel R Zalles, SRI International Menlo Park, Center for Technology in Learning, Menlo Park, CA, United States, James G Acker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Marcy Berding, SRI International Menlo Park, Materials Research Lab, Menlo Park, CA, United States
11:20 AM
Let the Games Begin: New Opportunities to Address Climate Change Communication, Education, and Decision Support
Juliette N Rooney-varga1, John Sterman2, Andrew Jones3, Ellie Johnston3, Kenneth Rath4 and Jared Nease1, (1)UMass Lowell, Climate Change Initiative, Lowell, MA, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Dynamics Group, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)Climate Interactive, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Sage Fox Consulting Group, Amherst, United States
11:35 AM
Does a social action experience around energy conservation promote changes in attitude and understanding of climate change?
Eugene Cordero, Elizabeth Walsh and Ellen P Metzger, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, United States
11:50 AM
Empowering Pre-College Students To Engage In Climate Change Solutions
Dana Brown Haine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
12:05 PM
A Science-Faith Partnership to Provide Education and Facilitate Action on Climate Change and Energy Use
Jason M Cervenec, Byrd Polar Research Center, Columbus, OH, United States, Greg Hitzhusen, School of Environment & Natural Resources - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States, Sara Ward, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, Columbus, OH, United States and Craig Foster, Foster Energy Management Co., Columbus, OH, United States
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