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The Climate Communication Prize is given annually to a scientist in recognition for the communication of climate science to promote scientific literacy, clarity of message, and efforts to foster respect and understanding of science-based values, particularly around climate change. Successful candidates work in a climate science field and have had significant impact communicating about climate science with the general public and other non-scientists.
Previously funded through the generosity of Nature's Own of Boulder, Colorado, this prize was established in 2011 to highlight the importance of increasing awareness and understanding of climate science. The Climate Communication Prize honors an established career track record of climate communication, or a more specific communication campaign around climate science.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Climate Communication Prize will receive an engraved award, as well as the following benefits:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Climate Communication Prize Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. For detailed information on the requirements, review the Union Awards, Medals and Prizes Frequently Asked Questions.
The prize is for a scientist (as opposed to a person whose primary occupation is communication even if the background is science). It is open to all section affiliations. There are a variety of definitions for climate science (oceanography, biogeochemical cycles, etc.) We want to cast a wide net but need to limit selection to scientist whose work is in a climate relevant field. Credibility in the wider climate science field is critical.
The prize should emphasize communication to the public in addition to professional communication with the science community:
What does high impact climate communication look like? What are some informal metrics for accessing public communication?
The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes has been extended until 1 June. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.
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