The power of words: Climate change and the media

Dan Sarewitz Daniel is a Senior Sustainability Scientist and a professor of science and society for the School for the Future and Innovation. He put together and moderated the discussion between multiple media outlets, including the New York Times and NPR, about the past, present and future of climate change coverage in the media. The goal of this discussion was to form big picture topics about climate change while using plain language so that every reader can understand the media presented. Now that climate change has made its way into the media, it is important that journalist recognize what they're interviewing scientists about, that they understand what they scientist are saying, and that not every article has to be about the ultimate demise of the planet.