23 Feb '12, 3pm

Dot Earth Blog: A Chat With RealClimate Blogger Gavin Schmidt

Dot Earth Blog: A Chat With RealClimate Blogger Gavin Schmidt

A Chat With RealClimate Blogger Gavin Schmidt By ANDREW C. REVKIN I’m in the second year of co-teaching a Pace University course helping environmental science graduate students develop the ability to communicate their work and avoid the pitfalls that come in a field that is often at the center of policy disputes. (You might have seen scientists at the center of a few such disputes of late.) The students write letters to the editor and op-ed-style articles. They learn to use Twitter (the course hashtag is #PaceEnv ) and blogs both for outreach and as learning and network-building tools. They become comfortable giving public presentations. And they hear from an array of guests, often via Skype, who recount what they’ve learned as public scientists. Last year, after the CNN host Nancy Grace debated the meteorologist Bernie Rayno on air, insisting he was wrong in saying there ...

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