Tagged with communication

An interesting documentary on climate change

An interesting documentary on climate change

There are many ways of communicating messages on climate change or sustainable energy. Celestine Bohlen writes in the New York Times about a new documentary that has recently been released.   Adjusting the Tune on Climate Change For a week in November, people across the United States were complaining bitterly about the cold. Record low … Continue reading

The cost of deception

The cost of deception

Canada’s tar sands and the means of getting the product to markets remain controversial in and outside Canada. Eric Reguly writes in Canada’s Globe and Mail about some of the misleading elements that have been included in the Canadian government’s attempt to sway American views. Canada’s $207,000 oil sands ad: Putting a price on deception … Continue reading

Communicating about climate change

Communicating about climate change

EiD has had several posts in recent weeks about the importance of clear communication about climate change. Continuing on this theme, Fiona Harvey has written an excellent article for the Guardian on an aspect that we probably haven’t thought about at all – how we react to the term global warming.  It is well worth … Continue reading

Communicating is so fundamental

Communicating is so fundamental

Too often we don’t know how the public interprets how climate change is explained.  Last week, there was an EiD about the need for fair and balanced reporting.  This article by Tom Bawden in the Independent goes further.  He reports on Christina Figueres, head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and her concern … Continue reading

Dealing with uncertainty has its drawbacks

Dealing with uncertainty has its drawbacks

Uncertainty can be a constant headache writes Adam Corner for Guardian Professional as spreading uncertainties by sceptics has a direct impact on policies and future action.  As Mr. Corner writes, uncertainty – real or manufactured – is a well-rehearsed reason for inaction.  How uncertainty is communicated is fundamental and the human aspect cannot be overlooked … Continue reading

The world is a-twitter . . .

Kelly Pflaum writes for Medil Reports at Northwestern University in the US about the role social networking and education can play to promote energy efficiency.  As you read this, remember that Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes (EEIP), based in Brussels, now has over 23,700 followers on various social networking platforms. Social networking, education key to … Continue reading