Category Archives: Science Communication

Looking back 10 years…update

For the past couple of years, I have been looking back on a monthly basis at graphics that I produced whilst at New Scientist 10 years ago.  I have had fun commenting on the good, bad and indifferent things that I find in the graphics. From colours and styles as well as the technology.  I have decided to change this monthly look back to a quarterly review. I did this first over the summer – link here – and think a quarterly look back will allow me to pick some howlers and well as -hopefully- showcase some stunners!

graphic showing images fro 2012

The next one will cover July, August and September 2012 and will be the autumn round-up…due end of September.

Thank you to all that have looked in the past and I hope that you carry on enjoying the round-up on a less frequent basis.

 

Climate Change Communication & the IPCC

Climate Change Communication & the IPCC

It has been a while, but I am pleased to say that an essay that I contributed to (Climate change communications and the IPCC) along with a few colleagues at the IPCC, has just been published in the Journal Climate Change. One of a series of papers and essays looking at science communication – Climate Change Communication and the IPCC.  A really important subject…

From the abstract…
‘In its Sixth Assessment Report Cycle (AR6), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) aims to strengthen the communication of its products. As the only mandatory part of IPCC reports specifically targeting a lay audience, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide an opportunity for broader communication of key IPCC topics…

…we find that bringing together IPCC authors and communication specialists to jointly develop the text and graphics increases the accessibility and usefulness of the FAQs…

…we recommend involving communication experts from the beginning of the drafting process to share responsibility, which requires sufficient resources to be allocated to the FAQs…

Enjoy reading along with the other papers and essays all looking at science communication. The report and all 32 FAQ graphics is here…

Many thanks to Sarah Connors, Sophie Berger, Malissa Walsh, Ros Pidcock and Maike Nicolai for putting up with all my questions and queries when producing the FAQs for the report.

14 March 2022