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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 ...

Prof. Tom Crowther interview: Graphic resources for sustainable development, biodiversity, a growing economy and technology

Prof. Tom Crowther: ‘Microbial soil life is crucial for climate regulation’

Ecologist Prof. Tom Crowther of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich and co-chair of the advisory board of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, speaks about climate change mapping and the role of soil biodiversity. As a global ecosystem scientist, you founded the Restor platform, an online hub known as the ‘google maps ...

Prof. Antje Boetius interview: Graphic resources for sustainable development, biodiversity, a growing economy and technology

Prof. Antje Boetius: ‘Being at the pulse of the ocean to better understand its role in climate change’

Prof. Antje Boetius, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, speaks about marine microbiomes and global warming. As a whaler, your grandpa already warned you about future threats to the ocean; as a scientist, you have studied the polar seas and marine microbiomes for more than 30 years. What ...

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 ...