Center for Climate Communication

Welcome to the Center for Climate Communication  
 
The Center for Climate Communication conducts and promotes research on communicating climate issues, including climate variability and adaptation. We examine the meaning and presentation of climate reports from varied sources, such as TV news, social media outlets, governmental agencies, corporations and scientific laboratories. We study how the content and mode of presenting climate information influences how the general public reasons about uncertainty and risk, for instance, risk related to extreme events and conditions, such as wildfire, drought, and flooding. We work with varied stakeholders -- from different agencies, from different social and cultural groups and from different geographical regions -- to develop better ways to talk about and think about climate issues. We host and participate in outreach activities, and actively seek funding to support our research and educational activities. If you have questions about the CCC, email us at ccc@ucmerced.edu.
 
"I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us." - 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt 

Check Out UCTV's New Channel in Celebration of Their 46th Anniversary: UC Climate Solutions Channel
 
The Center welcomes a new researcher, Emmanuel Vincent, and his project Climate Feedback
 
Dr. Emmanuel Vincent recently joined the Center, coming to us from MIT and previous studies on Oceanography. He brings with him an exciting new project called Climate Feedback that uses web annotation software to allow climate scientists to critique articles on climate change in the popular media. His work has been profiled by several national media organizations, including a recent interview on NPR's On the Media.