Friday 4 March, 2011
Symposium organised by the
Centre for Journalism and Communication Research at
The Media School, Bournemouth University
In collaboration with the
MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network
Call for Papers
The Mediating Environmental Change symposium will facilitate a debate on emerging and established forms and practices of environmental reporting – including climate change, conservation and sustainability. We aim to provide a lively discussion forum evolving around pertinent issues arising from a series of panels and keynote speakers.
You are invited to express interest in contributing your reflections or findings from relevant research as outlined below. Continue reading
One of the great things about working at Bournemouth University is that it takes the challenges posed by climate change seriously. The student portal contains its own dedicated Environment section
to help you lead a more sustainable life while here at BU.
With 17,000 students and 1,500 staff living, working and learning at Bournemouth University we naturally have a significant effect on both our local environment and our whole world, whether from our car exhausts, the energy we use or the things we throw away. Therefore we have a responsibility to reduce our environmental impacts as much as possible.
To reinforce this message, the University is putting events to raise awareness of environmental issues, including a Green Week 18-22 October:
A weeks worth of events, talks and activities covering all aspects of green student life from making your own bag for life, ethical travelling and volunteering advice, Give and Take swap shops to getting your bike fixed up by the bike doctor.
More details can be found on the green week programme leaflet (pdf, 254kb).
Great blog network set up by the Bertelsmann Stiftung to
discuss the newest research results, innovative ideas and best-practice examples in the following interacting megatrends:
- Demographic Change
- Climate Change
- New Governance
- Natural Resources & Biodiversity
- Security & Anti-Terror Policy
futurechallenges.org wants to foster the dialogue between experts and non-experts. Our aim is to empower people and institutions to discuss future challenges. For the very first time in the history of mankind we truly have the chance to understand our future as a common global one and to shape it by using the power of networks and the wide range of online collaboration tools.
The Foreign Office (FCO) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) launches Google Earth KML (mapping layer) to illustrate how the world would be affected by a global average temperature increase of 4C.
Ed Parsons from Google:
This is a great example of the benefits of using the latest web technology to visualise scientific information and promote better understanding of the potential impacts of climate change.
Roy Greenslade on The Sunday Times' retraction of article critical of climate research:
I think that sets the gold standard in "corrections". Its publication was brokered by the Press Complaints Commission, and I understand from the PCC that there were good reasons for the four-and-a-half-month gap between the article apparing and the settlement.
But why did it take so long for the paper to admit it had got the whole thing wrong. And why didn't its headline simply say: "Sorry, our reporter screwed up and we got it wrong"? Readers would like that candour and regard it as more credible because it had the guts to own up to its mistake.
Emma Heald speaks to Laurie Goering, editor of AlertNet's Climate section,
about the project and the issues associated with climate change reporting.