Finding Hope: Changing the Climate Crisis Conversation

March 2, 2022
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Renowned climate scientist and author Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a leader in efforts to change the public climate crisis conversation by focusing on solutions that provide hope rather than despair. How do scientists and journalists get the message across to the general public about opportunities to tackle the climate crisis that move beyond the current divisive environment? How can the media improve coverage of climate change to a broad audience?

Dr. Hayhoe shares stories about how to overcome the psychological, societal, political and economic barriers that contribute to climate denialism and take positive actions based on shared values and concerns.

Sponsors: This event was co-sponsored by the Environment and Natural Resources Program; the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; the Harvard Kennedy School’s Arctic Initiative; and the Climate, Energy, and Environment Professional Interest Council.