The Climate Change Story

The Interfaces of Global Change IGEP recently held their Spring Retreat at the Skelton Conference Center at Virginia Tech. The day included a special seminar featuring Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Communication, based in Boulder, Colorado and Asheville, North Carolina. In her presentation titled, “The Climate Change Story”, she addressed both the scientific evidence for climate change as well as the need for effective communication strategies when talking about climate change publicly.

Susan Hassol is a climate change communicator, analyst, and author known for her ability to make complex science issues accessible to policymakers and the public. In addition to her work at Climate Communication,  she is currently senior science writer on the National Climate Assessment, due to be released on May 6, 2014.

Susan is a Visiting Scholar at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville NC, as well as at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. She was recently elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her “exceptional contributions in the area of science communication, particularly for communication of the science of climate change to policymakers and the public.” She currently serves as Communication Advisor to the World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology, and is on Board of Directors of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).