Climate Literacy Course for Irish broadcasters

The Centre for Climate and Society delivered a climate literacy course to members of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in the autumn of 2022. Over 100 broadcasters, from national outlets to community radio stations, attended. The course offered a chance for broadcasters to upskill themselves on climate change and explore new ways to think and communicate about the climate crisis.

In session 1, Centre member Dr Darren Clarke from DCU’s School of History and Geography gave an outline of the fundamentals of climate science. 

His presentation goes through the various forms of evidence we have – atmospheric CO2, temperature data, changes over land, sea, and ice – that climate change is rapidly changing our planet. You can access Darren’s slides here.

Other sessions covered the role of communications in social change, best-practice recommendations for journalists, climate in popular culture, and climate governance.