Interview with Michael Quirke on “Climate Change National Forum 3.0″ and CCNF’s future plans

July 3, 2015 4:05 pm0 comments
Michael Quirke, CCNF Executive Director & Founding Journalist

[Note: This is an interview of Michael Quirke by CCNF guest journalist Heather L. Cohen, originally taped at Earth Day Texas. The transcript below was minimally edited for brevity and readability:] So tell me more about CCNF? _ CCNF is a new journalistic initiative that I co-founded with a group of […]

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AGU Fall Meeting Presents Opportunity for Critical Mass, Future National Success

January 10, 2015 8:45 pm0 comments
AGU Fall Meeting Presents Opportunity for Critical Mass, Future National Success

CCNF’s leadership and staff recently spent an entire week attending the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Held at the Moscone Center on the week before Christmas and lasting five days, the annual conference is the largest gathering of earth, climate, & space scientists in the world, and […]

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Dr. Nielsen-Gammon’s presentation on CCNF well received at AGU Fall Meeting

January 8, 2015 8:14 pm0 comments
Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon

It was a great honor for Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon to present on CCNF in the oral session on ‘Climate Literacy: Culture of Science and Broader Impacts Done Well I‘ at the recent American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting. The session was chaired by scientist-educators from the NASA Langley Research Center, Paleontological Research Institution, and a […]

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I’m not a scientist—but your poster blows my mind: Highlights & Bloopers at AGU14

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Poster hall at AGU14 during a period of peak activity. Credit: AGU

#1 Highlight: Watching science happen in a poster hall Checking out a poster hall during a period of peak activity was by far the absolute coolest experience during my time at the AGU Fall Meeting (AGU14). One walks into a giant hall filled with rows upon rows of posters, and each poster features […]

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Slinging CCNF at the AGU Fall Meeting… With a light dose of Texas swagger

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Slinging CCNF at the AGU Fall Meeting… With a light dose of Texas swagger

David and I were posted at our booth and ready to rock when  Monday evening’s “Ice Breaker” kicked off and the exhibit hall opened up for the first time at the recent American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting for 2014 (AGU14). Accomplishing this while keeping within CCNF’s modest budget of the week meant spending the better part […]

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We’ve built it, but will they fund? Need sponsors for scientifically grounded ‘Grand Debate’ on national climate policy

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We’ve built it, but will they fund? Need sponsors for scientifically grounded ‘Grand Debate’ on national climate policy

The first phase for this journalism experiment was fairly simple: Customize the website I had created for the issue of climate change in accordance with the board’s guidance; issue a national call to the Fellows and scientist-members of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Institute of Physics to participate in an open Socratic […]

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