Environmental Politics in New England and Beyond

Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy, Shifting Society
Resilience & Adaptation

Urban Resilience and Innovation in a Polarized Society: Research to Inform Communication and Advocacy

Wed. Jan 15 @ 4pm 206 Lake Hall Northeastern University Main Campus (Map) Over the past 30 years, Boston has emerged as the leading global hub for scientific advances spanning biotechnology, personalized medicine, robotics, and information technology.  Over the same period, the city has also struggled to manage the many challenges posed by climate change...

Our Super Zip State of Mind: Engaging with Communities Not Like Our Own

The transformation of Washington, DC into one of the world’s wealthiest regions has also turned the nation’s capital into one of its most like minded. The homogeneity in economic outlook and social experience has profound implications for how Beltway professionals and advocates design policy and strategy to deal with complex problems like climate change. “It’s...

ADAPTING TO ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE: COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES

Over the past year, I have had the great opportunity to work with faculty and students at the The University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute and their NSF-funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) – the first of its kind to focus explicitly on adaptation to abrupt climate change.  Here is a short description on...

TIME Magazine on Climate Change as a Public Health Issue

Last week at Time magazine, Courtney Subramanian focused on the number of government agencies and professional groups working to focus public attention on the health implications of climate change.  In doing so, she spotlighted our Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded research examining how the public understands and responds to information about climate change when the...