Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities for Communicating Climate Change in Australia — Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
8:45AM - 9:45AM
Room 1 (Auditorium 2)
Chairs: David Holmes & Ailie Gallant

This session will explore opportunities and barriers to communicating climate change in Australia from five different perspectives. David Holmes will look at the impediments and opportunities presented by mainstram media. Ailie Gallant will discuss the obstacles in the way of scientists getting media coverage of their work. Ben Domensino will discuss initiatives within Weatherzone to cover climate and climate change. Karen Pearce will discuss the strategies needed to communicate climate change to regional, business and government stakeholders. Mike Schaefer will report on his research on the the use of imagery in climate change communication and issue-attention drivers of climate change coverage in Australia and elsewhere. 

Participants: Dr. David Holmes, (Director, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub) Ailie Gallant (Deputy-Director, Director, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub), Ben Domensino (Weatherzone), Karen Pearce (Bloom Communications), Professor Mike Schaefer (Science Communication, University of Zurich)