Presentation Abstract

The Skagit Climate Science Consortium (SC2) and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication partnered to conduct a public opinion poll in the spring of 2015 regarding Skagit County resident’s attitudes and perceptions regarding global warming. The effort, part of Yale’s renown 6 America’s Project, also is providing SC2 critical information to help understand local concerns and beliefs about climate change in order to better provide relevant and timely climate science to a broader Skagit community. This presentation will provide an overview of SC2’s theory of change regarding the role of climate science in supporting local communities as they seek to increase their climate resilience and show the results of the polling which confirm both the need for and interest in climate information. This informative talk will provide cutting edge thinking about where and how climate science can be used to move beyond partisanship and a broken discourse to provide locally relevant information to a public concerned about their future.

Session Title

Building coastal ocean social-ecological resilience in the Salish Sea: what does it mean and how can it be done?

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People

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

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Location

2016SSEC

Type of Presentation

Oral

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Comments

Yale's effort to downscale national opinion polling (Skagit was used for county validation, you will note the tremendous variance in what the model predicted and Skagit county results on SC2 website. Yale will be updating the model based on validation spring 2016): http://environment.yale.edu/poe/v2014/

SC2's general website: http://www.skagitclimatescience.org

SC2 Skagit County polling overview: http://www.skagitclimatescience.org/polling-deck/

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Skagit Climate Science Consortium: Using Local Polling to Provide Relevant Science

2016SSEC

The Skagit Climate Science Consortium (SC2) and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication partnered to conduct a public opinion poll in the spring of 2015 regarding Skagit County resident’s attitudes and perceptions regarding global warming. The effort, part of Yale’s renown 6 America’s Project, also is providing SC2 critical information to help understand local concerns and beliefs about climate change in order to better provide relevant and timely climate science to a broader Skagit community. This presentation will provide an overview of SC2’s theory of change regarding the role of climate science in supporting local communities as they seek to increase their climate resilience and show the results of the polling which confirm both the need for and interest in climate information. This informative talk will provide cutting edge thinking about where and how climate science can be used to move beyond partisanship and a broken discourse to provide locally relevant information to a public concerned about their future.