The sixth annual climate leadership training resumes its climate literacy and action series hosted by the University of Miami and The CLEO Institute.
The 2017 annual “Empowering Capable Climate Communicators” leadership training will be held February 11 and 25 at the Cox Science Building on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and The CLEO Institute, the training will first focus on the science and data surrounding climate change before discussing ways of effectively communicating this to broad audiences.
Presenters include University of Miami researchers and NOAA scientists, city planners and elected officials, and climate activists, covering such topics as atmospheric and ocean warming, glacial melt, sea-level rise, ocean acidification, extreme weather, desertification, human health and disease impacts, and extreme weather. The climate communication part of the training will cover community outreach strategies and presentations by student and youth leaders.
Since 2011, Harold Wanless, professor and chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami, has been hosting the two-day training, part of the Cooper Fellow Training Series.
The event requires pre-registration and is free for University of Miami faculty, staff, and students.