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Support training. Support institutional capacity for media and outreach training. The institution should provide training and augment the capacity of other institutions to provide this, specifically in relation to climate change. The institution should provide a menu of options for its own training, such as two-tothree day programs or two-week summer programs. These programs should be led by the giants in the field. , fellowships and courses at Scripps Institute, Woods Hole, Lamont Doherty, MIT, Stanford).

This is driven by a set of mutually reinforcing factors, many of them resistant to intentional orchestration, that must be better understood if we are to fashion a successful model for civic engagement on climate change. 103 Part II Diagnoses and Recommendations 106 americans and climate change introduction Part II of this report describes each group’s answers to their two-part charge: 1. Diagnose how your domain may have contributed to the gap between climate science and policy and action (due to such factors as occupational identities, norms, practices, incentive systems and others); and 2.

Few national political champions. The political pages of newspapers are not devoting much coverage to climate change, in part because there have been few national champions on the issue, with some notable exceptions. Without vocal champions, the press is more likely simply to mirror the lower priority that society today places on addressing climate change. ➢ Not enough news about solutions. The news media need to have access to more newsworthy stories about solutions to the climate change problem.

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