Holly Marlatt

Holly Marlatt
PhD Student, Department of Journalism &Media Communication, Colorado State University

I want to research the climate change communication process so that scientists can better inform journalists, journalists can better inform the public (including policy makers), and the public can come to educated and accurate conclusions. This matters because many people are still not getting “it.” Academic research can help, but only if the research goals involve strategies that can be applied. Additionally, I aim to leverage extreme weather events as climate change communication opportunities. This is relevant because more and more extreme weather events are occurring, yet people ignore the possible linkage. It is our ethical responsibility to adequately inform.

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Department of Journalism & Media Communication
College of Liberal Arts
Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis (CDRA)