How do we communicate climate change?

Climate change continues to be a “hot” topic. At Michigan Technological University, researchers studying climate change are concerned not only with the science, but equally with how to communicate the vast and complex information generated by the topic.

“Information on climate change is gushing like a fire-hose, and it’s just impossible to sort through what’s relevant,” says Chris Swanston, who faces confusion from forest managers whenever the topic of climate change comes up. Swanston is director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, a partnership between Michigan Tech and the US Forest Service. He studies changes in forest ecosystems related to climate change and their impact on forest management decisions. With so much “active misinformation” being distributed, one of Swanston’s most challenging tasks is to help forest managers make the best decisions from most credible scientific information.

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