19 Oct '11, 3pm

Why Communicating Science is So Money

Why Communicating Science is So Money

I’ve been meaning to thrown in my congratulations to Gavin Schmidt of NASA and RealClimate.org , who is the first recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s new $ 25,000 annual prize for the year’s top climate science communicator. Yes, you read that right, $ 25,000! (Full disclosure: I am on the board of directors of the American Geophysical Union, but I did not select Schmidt for the prize or have fore-knowledge of his selection; nor was I involved in the creation of the prize, which is funded by Nature’s Own.) Schmidt is a very worthy choice—RealClimate.org has revolutionized climate science communication online since its inception in the mid-2000s. And Schmidt has built from that platform to become a major commentator, and a lucid one at that, on outlets like CNN . But at least as newsy as Schmidt’s choice is the creation of this prize in the first place. I can thin...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/why-communicating-science-so-money

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