Communicating Climate Change in Canada

Media@McGill presents Communicating Climate Change in Canada, a public conversation on media, science and global warming, on Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm, in Adams Auditorium, McGill University (3450 University Street, Montreal, QC).

Climate change is among the most important and challenging issues facing global communities today. It is marked by scientific complexity, multiple scales, divergent public opinion, and political and economic inertia. All of these complicate the prospects of communicating the dimensions of this issue, and the imperatives for collective action to which it gives rise. Communicating Climate Change in Canada gathers experts from across the country and multiple sectors for a public conversation on this issue. What is the role and responsibility of the press and journalists in communicating climate change in Canada? How have the proliferation of social media technologies and the multiplication of information sources affected the quality of public debate and collective action on climate change? What role do social movements, NGOs, activists and artists play in communicating climate change? What are the prospects of communicating climate change under “post-factual” conditions?

This event is free and open to the public.


Candis Callison, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, UBC

Mike de Souza, Managing Editor, National Observer

Martin Lukacs, Environmental journalist, The Guardian

Kai Nagata, Communications Director, Dogwood Initiative

Laure Waridel, Executive Director, Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur l'opérationnalisation du développement durable (CIRODD)

Linda Solomon Wood, CEO, Observer Media Group


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