Climate Change Communication

Record of the Week (Week of 3rd November 2014)

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After a bit of a hiatus, I return with what’s going to be a bit shorter (from now on) ‘Record of the Week’ where I summarize some of the articles related to the issues of science, technology and society that caught my attention during the past week. I hope you too find them of interest and/or of use.

Citizen Science

SciStarter – Groundbreaking Air Quality Study Demonstrates the Power of Citizen Science

Climate Change

Climatica – In brief: the IPCC Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report

Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit – Embracing the elephant: the IPCC and fossil fuels

The Guardian – Poland rejects IPCC target of zero emissions by 2100

Ebola

Open Culture – The Ebola Virus Explained with Animated Video

Geography

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers – The tactile topologies of Contagion

Science

Brain Pickings – Bill Nye on Evolution and the Science of Creation: A Reading

The Guardian – Biological warfare flares up again between EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins

R&D Management – Scientists’ commitment to underperforming research projects: linking past success and the social environment

Science Communication

Plainspoken Scientist (AGU blog) – Doodling in Science Class: Using Stick Figure Animations to Explain Complex Science

Science Communication – Popular Climate Science and Painless Consumer Choices: Communicating Climate Change in the Hot Pink Flamingos Exhibit, Monterey Bay Aquarium, California

Synthetic Biology

Making Science Public – Making synthetic biology public: Challenges and responsibilities

Other Round Ups

Not Exactly Rocket Science – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (08 November 2014)

Record of the Week (Week of 16 June 2014)

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This weeks round up includes articles on energy, fracking, social media, science communication and more.

ENERGY

The Atlantic – Coal’s Share of Energy Consumption at Highest Level Since 1970

Climate Central –

The Guardian – UK government gives green light to offshore windfarm

Manchester Policy Blogs (Science & Technology) – Wasting the biomass opportunity

FRACKING

The Guardian –

FUKUSHIMA

The Guardian – Fukushima operator struggles to build ice wall to contain radioactive water

Risk Analysis – Managing the Fukushima Challenge

GM

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience blog – A new approach to governing GM crops? Global lessons from the rising powers

IMPACT

LSE Impact blog – There are no blueprints for policy impact, but you can improve your chances by being flexible and iterative

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

Retraction Watch – “Barriers to retraction may impede correction of the literature:” New study

SCIENCE – RESEARCH

The Guardian (Impact of Research Hub) – ‘DIY labs offer an agile alternative to university-based research’

LSE Impact blog – Surely there’s more to science than money? Economic determinism fails to capture science’s practical social benefit.

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

Cultural Cognition Project blog – External validity of climate-science-communication studies: ruminations part 1

Dot Earth blog – Exploring Academia’s Role in Charting Paths to a ‘Good’ Anthropocene

Talking Climate – The language that leaves people behind

SOCIAL MEDIA

The Guardian (Film blog) – How Twitter killed the official movie website

STEM

Work in Progress blog – Why does John get the STEM job rather than Jennifer? The Implicit Gender Biases of Scientists

WORLD CUP

Fast Co. Design – The Curious History of the World Cup Soccer Ball

New York Times – The World’s Ball

OTHER ROUND UPS

BPS Research Digest – Link feast (psychology and neuroscience links from the past week)

The Bubble Chamber – Weekly Roundup

LSE Impact blog – Impact Round-Up 21st June: Universities as big business, coding the future, and openings in knowledge production.

National Geographic (Not Exactly Rocket Science) – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (21 June 2014)

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: Scientific fraudster given royal honor; the Retraction Watch theme song!

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of June 15

Somatosphere – In the Journals, June 2014 – Part I

Record of the Week (Week of 12 May 2014)

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ANIMAL TESTING

The Guardian (Comment is Free) – Animal testing should not be shrouded in secrecy. We need real reform now

ANTHROPOLOGY

Savage Minds – The Anthropologist as Scholarly Hipster, Part IV: Authenticity and Privilege

CITIZEN SCIENCE

CitizenSci (PLoS blogs) – Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: What citizen science has told us

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Breakthrough Institute – Why Innovation Should Be at the Heart of Climate Policy

The Bridge (AGU Blogosphere) – 4 maps on America’s climate and energy outlook: 2 that will worry you, 2 that will give you hope

Climate Access – Moving below zero emissions

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience blog – Rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement

LSE Impact Blog – A study with erroneous claims about the impacts of global warming has finally been corrected

Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN) (UK) – Science & stories: Bringing the IPCC to life

COMMUNICATION

Environmental Communication – Media Frames and Cognitive Accessibility: What Do “Global Warming” and “Climate Change” Evoke in Partisan Minds? [Ahead of Print]

Just Publics @365 – Clear Communication is Vital in Emergency Response

ENERGY

The Breakthrough Institute –

Citizen Joe Smith – Stories of Change: arts and social sciences support energy transitions

Climate Central – ‘Catastrophe’ Claim Adds Fuel to Methane Debate

The Guardian (Eco Audit) – What is the most dangerous form of energy?

FRACKING

Cultural Cognition Project blog – So much for that theory . . . (fracking freaks me out #2)

The Guardian – Sussex police under fire for ‘criminalising’ fracking protests

Science & Technology (Manchester Policy Blogs) – Evidence ignored amid Lords committee’s bullishness on fracking

OPEN ACCESS

LSE Impact blog – Academic opinions of Wikipedia and open access will improve with more active involvement

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

The Scholarly Kitchen – What Researchers Value from Publishers, Canadian Survey

SCIENCE – COLLABORATION

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – The triple helix and international collaboration in science

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

COMPASS blogs – Burning Down Communication Barriers Among Fire Scientists

Making Science Public blog – Worms: Workhorses of science and science communication

Not Exactly Rocket Science (National Geographic) – On Science Journalism, Blogs, and The Wow Beat

Research to Action – Research and the media: fighting the anxiety

Speakers of Science blog – Non-Verbal Communication: What are we really saying?

SCIENCE – KNOWLEDGE USE

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Struggling for space and finding my place: An interactionist perspective on everyday use of biomedical information

SCIENCE – POLITICS / POLICY / & POLICY

Canadian Science Writers’ Association – Founder of foraging gene says understanding science affects policy-making

LSE Impact blog – The Evidence Information Service: rapid matchmaker for connecting politicians with thousands of UK researchers.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Discourse & Communication – Enacting identity in microblogging through ambient affiliation

TB

The Guardian – UK government conducting secret badger sett-gassing trials

TECHNOLOGY

Sociological Imagination – Thirty Years On: Lessons from the Home Computer Boom

The Scholarly Kitchen – Keeping It Real — Are Our Technology Expectations Out of Whack?

OTHER ROUND UPS

The Atlantic – Bye Bye, Barbara: The Week’s Best Pop-Culture Writing

Don’t Get Caught (Communications blog) – The Weekend Read

The Guardian – Green news roundup: Ice sheets, nuclear waste and Marco Rubio

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Behind The Times’ big change, and the FCC’s proposal moves forward

Not Exactly Rocket Science (National Geographic) – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (17 May 2014)

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: A call for retraction of therapy-breast cancer study; credit (and pay) for peer reviewers

Social Media Examiner – Facebook Audience Insights: This Week in Social Media

Speakers of Science blog – Reads of the Week 16 May 2014 – Science Journalism, body clocks and more

 

 

Record of the Week (Week of 28 April 2014)

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing – Rhetorical Studies of Science and Technology

Somatosphere – Anesthesia

BIG DATA

Digital Sociology – What Does Data Do?

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Big Data and its epistemology

Pasco Phronesis – It Was Sooner Than I Thought – PCAST Releases Big Data Report

Sociological Imagination – Nigel Thrift and Steven Koonin discuss urban science and big data [VIDEO]

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Breakthrough Institute (Mathew Nisbet’s The Public Square) – Pathways to Progress on Climate Change

Climate Access – Talking Responsibility for Climate Change: The Call to Mobilize

TED – The Emergent Patterns of climate change [VIDEO]

CLIMATE CHANGE – COMMUNICATION

Talking Climate – To segment or not to segment?

Environmental Communication –

CONSERVATION

Geography Directions – Drones for wildlife: the securitization of conservation?

FRACKING

Council of Canadian Academies – Expert Panel finds monitoring, management, and oversight critical for responsible shale gas development in Canada

IMPACT

KMBeing blog – Collective Impact Of Research Over Isolated Impact Of Research

INTERNET

Ars Technica – State laws that ban municipal Internet will be invalidated, FCC chair says

OPEN ACCESS

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities

LSE Impact blog – The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access.

RANDOM

Open Culture – Carl Sagan Writes a Letter to 17-Year-Old Neil deGrasse Tyson (1975)

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

LSE Impact blog – Video abstracts are a low-barrier means for publishers to extend the shelf life of research

SCIENCE

Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) – New evidence: science investment boosts growt

Guardian’s Political Science blog – What has science got in common with opera? Oil

Making Science Public blog – Doing science: Some reflections on methods

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Canadian Science Writer’s Association – Can you truly write about science if you don’t comment back to commenters?

Journal of Geography in Higher Education – Using role-play for expert science communication with professional stakeholders in flood risk management

Speakers of Science – Science Communication Communication

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Cultural Studies of Science Education – Debate on global warming as a socio-scientific issue: science teaching towards political literacy

Science & Education –

SCIENCE POLICY / SCIENCE and POLICY

British Ecological Society blog – Decoding EU science policy

Cultural Cognition Project blog – Science and public policy: Who distrusts whom about what?

Pasco Phronesis – Princeton Scientist Wants To Keep Holt Seat In The Family

SOCIAL MEDIA

Ars Technica – Facebook grows up, moves to protect user privacy and stabilize code

UCL Social Networking Sites & Social Science Research Project blog – No Make up Selfie

Culture Digitally – A networked selfie: Storytelling of the self in the age of digital reproduction

VACCINATION

Social Science & Medicine – Attitudes to vaccination: A critical review

VISUALIZATION

Harvard Business Review blog network – Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing

OTHER ROUND UPS

Bubble Chamber – The Weekly Roundup

Don’t Get Caught (Communications blog) – The Weekend Read

Ed Yong’s Not Exactly Rocket Science – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (3 May 2014)

Journalist’s Resource – What’s new in digital and social media research, April 2014: Facebook rumor cascades, online comments, collaborative news clips, more 

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: The FCC defends its plan, and Facebook’s (sort of) privacy concession

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 27

Somatosphere – Web Roundup: The Body and Big Data

Record of the Week (Week of 7 April 2014)

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Here is a round up of ‪#science‬, ‪‎technology‬, and ‪‎society‬ (‪#STS‬) literature from the week of 7 April 2014.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog – What Does it Mean to do Anthropology in the Anthropocene?

Savage Minds – Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology

Somatosphere – Bleach

CLIMATE CHANGE

Breakthrough Institute –

Climate Central –

Dot Earth blog – Nations’ Handling of New Climate Report Presages Divisions in Treaty Effort

Environmental History – Forum: Climate Change and Environmental History

Making Science Public blog –

Open Culture – Watch Episode 1 of Years of Living Dangerously, The New Showtime Series on Climate Change [VIDEO]

PloS One – Climate Change on Twitter: Topics, Communities and Conversations about the 2013 IPCC Working Group 1 Report [OPEN ACCESS]

Risk: Reason and Reality – The Lack of Public Concern About Climate Change. How Much Do We Need to Care, How Much People Care?

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media –

DIGITAL CULTURE

Culture Digitally –
Capture, Fixation and Conversation: How The Matrix Has You and Will Sell You – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

EVIDENCE

Alliance for Useful Evidence –

GEOGRAPHY

Geography Directions – The Story of Stilton Cheese: Place-based Production and the Protected Food Names System
http://blog.geographydirections.com/2014/04/10/the-story-of-stilton-cheese-place-based-production-and-the-protected-food-names-system/

HEALTH / MEDICINE

Guardian’s Political Science blog – Will the medical establishment stop investing in fossil fuels?
http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2014/apr/08/will-the-medical-establishment-stop-investing-in-fossil-fuels

HIGHER EDUCATION

The Guardian – Why UK universities shouldn’t be hostile to alternative economic models

LSE Impact Blog –

Universities UK blog – University-business collaboration – what the latest HE-BCI release tells us (and what it doesn’t)

IMPACT

Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy – Opening the Black Box: The Social Outcomes of Scientific Research

PHILOSOPHY

Open Culture – Human, All Too Human: 3-Part Documentary Profiles Nietzsche, Heidegger & Sartre [VIDEO]

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Guardian’s Higher Education Network – Can engaging with the public help your career in academia?

LSE Impact Blog – The lack of reward mechanisms for public scholarship severely limits the future of public engagement in the academy.

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

Journal of the Association for the Information Science and Technology – Finding knowledge paths among scientific disciplines

Just Publics @365 – Engaging Academics and Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the Public Good: A Report

The Scholarly Kitchen –

The Sociological Imagination – Using Slideshare and Prezi to disseminate your work

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

Canadian Science Writers’ Association blog – You Ask, I Answer: A Day in a Life of Ask-A-Scientist

The Guardian –

The Plainspoken Scientist blog – How climate modelers became calendar models

Open Culture – Watch Episode #5 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Unlocking the Mysteries of Light (US Viewers) [VIDEO]

Slate – Stephen Colbert Is the Best Source of Science on TV

SCIENCE – POLICY

British Ecological Society blog –

PloS One – Differential Impact of Science Policy on Subfields of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research [OPEN ACCESS]

Research to Action – A Training Workbook: Communication Methods and Scientific Advocacy

SCIENCE – RESPONSIBLE SCIENCE / INNOVATION

FrogHeart blog – What is responsible science?

The Telegraph – Obsession with health and safety is killing science, claims James Lovelock

SOCIAL MEDIA

Just Publics @365 – Social Media Toolkit

LSE Impact Blog – Five ways universities are using Instagram

Slate – The Nun Who Got Addicted to Twitter

The Sociological Imagination – Patrick Dunleavy on the Republic of Blogs

University Affairs – University leaders reach out through social media

RANDOM

Open Culture – How to Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: An Online Course by Michigan State

OTHER ROUND UPS

Don’t Get Caught blog – The Weekend read

Ed Yong’s ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’ blog – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (12 April 2014)

LSE Impact Blog – Impact Round-Up 12th April: Academese, #datadramas, and how not to think about the humanities.

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Vox and the wonk boom, and Comcast defends its TWC merger plans

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: Problems with a Science paper, how to cite properly (and improperly)

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 6

Social Media Examiner – Twitter’s New Web Profile: This Week in Social Media

Speakers of Science blog – Reads of the week April 11 2014 – Mosquitos, bad science, science journalism and more!

 

**Last Edited: 15 April 2014**

 

Record of the Week (Week of 31 March 2014)

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Another dose of science, technology and society (STS) literature with extended section on the latest IPCC climate change report.

(Apologies for the formatting. It looks all fine in the edit post window but the final is a bit off. Not sure why.)

CLIMATE CHANGE – COMMUNICATION

UK Parliamentary Science & Technology Committee – Eighth Report – Communicating climate science Volume 1, Volume 2, PDF

Talk Climate – ‘Must try harder’ on climate change communication

Climate Change Consortium of Wales – Communicating climate science report released

CLIMATE CHANGE – IPCC REPORT

Ars Technica – New IPCC report on climate change focuses on managing risks

Damian Carrington’s Environment blog – Climate change action is the best insurance policy in world history

NPR – Researchers Detail How Climate Change Will Alter Our Lives [with AUDIO]

New York Times –  Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

New York Times ‘Dot Earth’ blog –

New Scientist –

The Washington Post – U.N. climate panel: Governments, businesses need to take action now against growing risks [VIDEO]

BBC News –

The Guardian – Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind – IPCC report

Dot Earth blog – Climate Panel Sees Global Warming Impacts on All Continents, Worse to Come

Climate Desk – If This Terrifying Report Doesn’t Wake You Up to the Realities of What We’re Doing to This Planet, What Will?

Climate Central – Climate Change Impacts in Pictures: 8 Stark IPCC Images

CLIMATE CHANGE – after IPCC report

The Breakthrough Institutes ‘The Public Square’- What Role for Experts in the Climate Debate? Balancing Trust, Advocacy, and Social Change

The Lancet – Climate change and health: on the latest IPCC report

Science Media Centre (UK) – expert reaction to IPCC AR5 WG2

British Ecological Society (BES) blog – Climate Change: The Scientific View

Nature – Brace for impacts

Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media – Major News Outlets: Somber Reporting on ‘Bleak’ IPCC Study

Inside Climate News – Climate Impacts Are Going to Hit the Developing World Hardest, IPCC Says

Dot Earth blog – U.N. Climate Report Authors Answer 11 Basic Questions

Climate Desk – Frame Climate Change as a Food Issue, Experts Say

ENERGY

Globe and Mail – Oil-sands link to health concerns, report says

FRACKING

Globe and Mail – Exxon Mobil agrees to share more data on fracking risks

Inside Climate News – Toxic Emission Spikes at Fracking Sites Are Rarely Monitored, Study Finds

Climate Central – Mind the Fracking Data Gap, Study Says

INTERNET / SOCIAL MEDIA / etc.
REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE
Somatosphere – Petri Dish
Compass Blogs – Finding Your Voice
Science Media Centre (UK) – Media debates on science: delicately balanced
Climate Change Consortium of Wales – Science on a Sphere for Wales
SCIENCE – EDUCATION
SCIENCE – HISTORY
SCIENCE – POLICY
SCIENCE – PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
‘Unmuzzdled Science’ blog – A case for Government Science outreach
SCIENCE – WORKFORCE
British Ecological Society blog –
TECHNOLOGY
 
Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog –
OTHER

Ars Technica – Japan’s whaling “not for scientific purposes,” must cease

Dot Earth – A Whale of an International Court Ruling Against Japan

OTHER ROUND UPS

The Bubble Chamber – Weekly roundup

Don’t Get Caught – The weekend read

Ed Yong’s ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’ blog – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (05 April 2014)

The Lancet – This week in Medicine April 5-11 2014

LSE Impact blog – Impact Round-Up 5th April: Open access mandates, academic freedom, and homo academicus.

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Local news innovation and Thunderdome, and Facebook’s brand clampdown

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: Former ORI director speaks out; Is peer review broken?

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of May 30

Sociological Images – This month in socimages (March 2014)

Speakers of Science blog – Reads of the Week April 4, 2014 – bees, science journalism and beat box rhythms!

 

**Last updated 7 April 2014**