Climate Conference of Santiago, Chile
I started this academic year participating in the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting. I was extremely surprised that still there are scientists who believe that Climate Change is due to natural causes. It was a small portion, but then I could understand why the public perception of climate change is still debatable. Last month, I participated in the American Association for the Advancement in Science (AAAS) Meeting, in which I took a Science Communication Workshop. Typically, I feel confident explaining my research and Climate Change topics to the general audience. However, during the workshop, I realized that I still need to decrease my explanation level and try to personalize it, depending the audience interest and without compromise people’s intelligence.
In summary, I am trying show you why we need to promote climate change literacy, the main purpose of this program in which I was honored to participate. As the American Chemical Society (ACS) stated in their Climate Change Position Statement: Climate change education for the public is essential to inform rational personal choices, either formal or informal way. Nevertheless, we need Science Communication to empower our future leaders.