Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

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The Civic Science Lab: Engaging the Public & Policymakers

The Civic Science Lab: Engaging the Public & Policymakers

Camden High School students learn about the potential of wind power to address climate change and benefit Maine communities by studying a wind power installation on their campus — Portland Press Herald. Sponsored by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine IGERT Adaptation to Abrupt Climate Change Program Tuesday May 17 — Friday May 20 Stodder...
Will the health dangers of climate change get people to care? The science says: maybe

Will the health dangers of climate change get people to care? The science says: maybe

–This article originally appeared at The Conversation. Read the original article. Climate change is a major public health threat, already making existing problems like asthma, exposure to extreme heat, food poisoning, and infectious disease more severe, and posing new risks from climate change-related disasters, including death or injury. Those were the alarming conclusions of a new...
Health Communication: Spring 2016 Syllabus and Readings

Health Communication: Spring 2016 Syllabus and Readings

Download PDF of Syllabus             In this course, you learn about the relevant scientific, social, and ethical dimensions of major public health debates and problems; the generalizable theories, frameworks, and methods that scholars use to analyze them; and the implications for effective public communication and personal decision-making. Assignments include facilitating class discussion, class presentations, short...
A climate change agreement was reached. Now what?

A climate change agreement was reached. Now what?

–This article originally appeared at news@Northeastern. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 196 coun­tries left the U.N. Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change in Paris this weekend after agreeing on a his­toric accord to address cli­mate change head-​​on. The 31-​​page agree­ment, adopted after two-​​weeks of nego­ti­a­tions, includes a number of objec­tives, the most sig­nif­i­cant of which is lim­iting the rise...