CPAS student's 'how climate change makes me feel' project goes viral

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Master of Science Communication Outreach student Joe Duggan has developed a unique way of communicating about climate change: by asking climate scientists to express their feelings.

Joe asked climate scientists to hand-write, in one page, a reflection on how climate change makes them feel as human beings. The letters can be viewed at Joe's website, 'Is this how you feel?', which also has a space for readers to upload their own handwritten letters on the topic.

The project has today taken off with a front page story on news.com.au, and a growing conversation on Twitter.

It taps into something not often seen in debates about climate change - the personal feelings of climate scientists.

In Joe's words, "I am not here to defend the science. The vast majority of researchers agree that climate change is real and that humans are to blame. I'm here to show that these scientists aren't nameless, faceless boffins. They're real people."

 

Photo of Joe Duggan by Hannah Feldman @AstroFeldy

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