Lessons from the Field

Lessons from the Field: Talking About Fracking and Climate

As the debate heats up in New York and elsewhere about whether it’s advisable to allow fracking (horizontal hydraulic fracturing) to get at shale gas in the Marcellus Shale and other underground rock formations, we asked Climate Access members and other experts about how they are talking about fracking, their engagement strategies and what is and isn’t working. Here is what they had to say.

Lessons from the Field: Talking About Drought and Climate

As drought conditions intensify in parts of the United States, we asked Climate Access members to tell us how they are talking about the drought in their climate work, and this is what they had to say:

Lessons from the Field: Best Practices for Leveraging Extreme Weather

Last week we asked Climate Access members for their tips on how best to leverage extreme weather to get the public engaged on climate, and here is what they have to say about that, as well as whether the recent fires, heat and storms should be leveraged at all:

As part of our efforts to address the scientific uncertainty smokescreen (reason number five of the Seven Reasons Why the Public Is Not Engaged on Climate), we asked a handful of Climate Access members the following question: “From your work, what is the main tip you would give others regarding communicating to the public about the science of climate change?”

To find out what strategies for overcoming the opposition are most effective for those trying to engage the public on climate challenge, we asked a handful of Climate Access members working in the public and nonprofit sectors the following question: What is the main lesson you’ve learned from trying to dealing with opponents of action on climate?