[ASC-list] What role should the media play in communicating the science of climate change? 4 days left for early bird registration to Hot Air

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Thu Mar 5 23:34:20 UTC 2009

Climate Change Is Not Taken Seriously Because Media Is Not Highlighting Its
Significance, Expert Says. see article




This issue and others will be discussed at the first Hot Air symposium in
Perth on Tuesday 24 March.  The theme of this first symposium is
communicating the science of climate change in a sceptical world.


Susannah Eliott, CEO of the Australian Science Media Centre, will be
chairing a session looking at who the credible experts are in climate


The panel includes Michael Hopkin who is science correspondent for the West
Australian. He was previously UK senior news reporter with Nature, the
international science journal, where he focused particularly on environment
and conservation issues. He is joined by CSIRO's Dr Kevin Hennessey, who has
been doing climate change research for over 20 years and is currently
leading the Adaptation, Risk and Policy team of the Climate Change Research
Group.  The third panel member, Maria Taylor, a print and documentary
journalist with many years of experience, is currently doing her PhD with
ANU on a project that reflects 20 years of tracking climate change
communication in Australia.


 Register for this symposium now. Early bird registration closes on Monday 9

Click on:



Early bird discounts end Monday 9 March. 

ASC members - $150

Non-ASC members - $250

Greenhouse 2009 (included in your registration fees), but you still need to
register on our site.


If you have registered but have NOT received a confirmation email, please
contact ASC Membership Officer, Kali Madden [office at asc.asn.au].




Jenni Metcalfe


Econnect Communication

PO Box 734

South Brisbane Q 4101

Ph. 07 3846 7111; 0408 551 866

jenni at econnect.com.au



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