Barbara Allen to discuss media representations of climate change

29 January 2013

Professor Barbara Allen will be part of a program at Resources for the Future (Washington DC) on media representations of science, focusing on climate change, February 6 beginning at 12:45 EST. She’ll be talking about how information is framed and what we know about cognition, evaluations of risks, learning, opinion formation, and decision making as these points relate to media representations of science/climate. She’ll mention the Carleton Election Study in her discussion.

Lynn Scarlett, who was Deputy Secretary and COO at the Department of the Interior will moderate.

Julia Kumari Drapkin is also presenting. She is a journalist who is changing how news media, scientists, and citizens engage in discussing environmental issues. She started a crowd-sourced journalism project called iSeeChange in Colorado–it is a model for changing news reporting.

Prof. Allen says it should be an exciting program. People in the DC area can attend. (If someone wishes to attend and has trouble registering, she can send in names.) The event will also be live streamed and archived on the RFF website.

Details about the program

Video stream

Report in the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media