On April 13, Showtime will premiere the first episode of “Years of Living Dangerously,” a big-budget, nine-part documentary series illustrating the impacts of climate change across the planet. Among the executive producers are Academy Award-winning director James Cameron and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Early on, “Years” creators Joel Bach and David Gelber consulted with YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz about how to make the documentary mini-series as broadly appealing as possible. His advice came directly from YPCCC research on what Americans perceive and understand about global warming, and what kind of narratives might get people to take action on the issue. In an interview with Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Communications Officer Kevin Dennehy, Leiserowitz describes some of the advice he shared with them — including insights from his “Six Americas” research.
On Saturday, January 11th, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz spent the morning discussing, among other things, the parallels between climate change and the smoking debate on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Watch the conversation below.
On October 2, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz sat down with Dale Jamieson, Kate Orff, and Paul Lewis for a panel on "Climate Change and the American Mind" as a part of the Architecture League of New York's "The 5000 Pound Life" event.
On September 13, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz moderated a town hall meeting featuring US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) about climate change impacts in New England.
Other panelists included Kerry Emanuel of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Alexander Felson, Director of the Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture; Marion McFadden, Acting Executive Director of the Hurricane Sandy Task Force; Katie Scharf Dykes of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; and Professor Ronald Smith of the Center for Earth Observation in Yale’s Department of Geology and Geophysics.
Remember climate change? Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, appeared on Moyers & Company to discuss the challenge of getting people to talk about climate change.
"Climate Change Public Opinion in the United States, China and India" - Findings presented at the UNFCCC COP 18, December, 2012, Doha Qatar
YPCCC is proud to present this comprehensive video of our panel discussion on international climate change perspectives from December 2012 at UNFCCC COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. Climate change communication research findings from the US, China, and India were presented by panelists including Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Wang Binbin and Professor Zheng Baowei of the China Center for Climate Change Communication, and Dr. Jagadish Thaker of the Indian Climate Research Network.
In 2011, the YPCCC co-organized a live town hall entitled "Changing Planet" hosted by Tom Brokaw in partnership with NBC Learn (the education arm of NBC News), Discover Magazine, Yale's Office of Public Affairs and Communications, and the National Science Foundation.
The below video is a result of a collaboration with the Gallup World Poll on an annual global survey including questions on climate change in 150+ countries worldwide. The first results were presented at the Copenhagen Climate Summit.