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ESMH Summer School 2022 Report

Reporting on climate change, a complex task: challenges and solutions

During the three days of the ESMH Summer School "Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories", journalists from different countries had a chance to learn about climate change reporting, its complexity and its main issues, but - above all - about possible solutions.   It all started with ... a chameleon, as Tim ...

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Microbiomes: the unseen majority of tiny little things

How do diverse microbial communities in seas and soils affect the climate? Scientists plead for an increase in microbiome research as part of global climate change investigations.

The new European Bauhaus: a better future together

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) project was initiated to carry the values of the European Green Deal. It is an interdisciplinary approach in which technology, design, art and science combine forces to build a more sustainable, enriching and inclusive future. In this context, the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) ...

the challenge of promoting sound science – interview with Simon Clark

The challenge of promoting sound science – interview with Simon Clark

Simon Clark is a scientist who regularly posts online videos covering scientific topics. He also wrote ‘Firmament’ - a book on climate change. In this interview for the European Science-Media Hub Simon Clark talks about the importance of making accurate science information available to citizens and the challenges of getting a complex message across to ...

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ESMH Summer School 2022: ‘Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories?’

This year’s ESMH Summer School, ‘Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories?’, offered journalists a unique opportunity to gain insight in what the EU is doing in the field of climate change, meet prominent science journalists covering environmental topics and learn from their experience.

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Laurence Vardaxoglou: ‘The climate-ambivalent community in Europe is large and deserves attention’

A surprisingly high proportion of European citizens are ambiguous about human responsibility in climate change. This group is especially susceptible to disinformation and is large enough to hinder climate action.

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Is burning wood really a form of renewable energy?

Over the last few decades, we have been presented with various possibilities for producing cleaner forms of energy. Recently, the climate change crisis has forced national governments, international institutions and organisations to develop programmes to reduce our pollution of the environment. The main question that has arisen is: How can we respond to the increasing ...

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Science communication about climate change – what have we learned so far?

Interview on climate change with Dr Debbie Rosen, CONSTRAIN project. The EU-funded CONSTRAIN project is a consortium of 14 European partners tasked with developing a better understanding of the climate system and using this to improve global and regional climate projections for the next 20-50 years. We spoke with the project’s science and policy manager ...