Building capacity for climate change outreach: supporting, encouraging, and inspiring scientists within our academic institutions

Poster Session Part of Friday Poster Session

Authors

Janel Hanrahan, Northern Vermont University
Diana Bernstein, University of Southern Mississippi
Gabrielle Brown, Johnson State College
Alix Contosta, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Lauren Cornell, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Clark Evans, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Barry Klinger, George Mason University
Silje Kristiansen, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Allison LaFleur, Purdue University-Main Campus
Neil Laird, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Bryan Mark, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Emily Mazan, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Sonali McDermid, New York University
Austin Reed, George Mason University
Adam Schlosser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, Columbia University in the City of New York
Andrew Westgate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gisela Winckler, Columbia University in the City of New York
The Climate Consensus is a growing network of concerned students, faculty, and staff from various universities who seek to create a culture shift within academia. Under the traditional academic model, communication of science is often limited to peer-reviewed journals and professional conferences, all of which are targeted toward other scientists. There have been too few accolades for breaking out of our university silos. In contrast, our network is supporting, encouraging, and inspiring scientists to engage in dialog with their local communities, specifically about human-caused climate change. By building capacity for the next generation of scientists to speak up for truth and our future, we have an immense opportunity to shape public opinion on this topic and to motivate real action.