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

January 8, 2015 8:12 pm0 comments
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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CCNF Columnist-members elect new board for 2015

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CCNF Columnist-members elect new board for 2015

On the third day of the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco – December 17, 2014 – CCNF’s voting-members gathered together (some virtually) at an apartment a few blocks away from the Moscone Center and conducted CCNF’s annual Members’ Meeting for 2014 and elected a new board for 2015! Here’s a quick introduction to the new leadership […]

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If We Build It, Will They Fund?

November 29, 2014 8:17 am0 comments
If We Build It, Will They Fund?

The goals of Climate Change National Forum are to detribalize the issue of climate change; advance climate literacy across the American public, especially among the misinformed and uninformed; and serve as a neutral platform for an unprecedented and enduring bi-partisan national dialogue on what can or should be done as a nation — one […]

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The New Climate Pact between U.S. and China, details and reactions across media

November 20, 2014 10:16 am1 comment
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bejing on Wednesday, November 12th, after announcing the climate pact between their two countries. Republished under fair use.

The U.S. and China have reached a landmark agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the coming decades. The deal was announced last week by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a joint press conference in Beijing after months of secret negotiations between the two administrations. The U.S. and China are the world’s two largest […]

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