Communicating Climate Change - Why So Difficult? EPA Climate Change Lecture Series

Date released: Oct 25 2017

As part of the EPA’s Series of Climate Change Lectures, Professor Chris Rapley is presenting a public lecture in the Mansion House tomorrow, Thursday 26th October, entitled Communicating Climate Change - Why So Difficult?

Climate change is often presented as a difficult topic to communicate, both politically and practically. University College London’s Professor of Science, Chris Rapley, CBE, will outline why it is such a challenge, and what can be done to help progress the discussion to lead to effective action.

Laura Burke, EPA Director General said,

“This lecture is a welcome addition to wider discussions on climate change that are happening at a community, government and global level.  Professor Rapley’s perspective on how we can better communicate the complexities of climate change provides us with an opportunity to find a greater understanding of the challenges we face in Ireland. This conversation is all the more timely given the significant weather event we experienced recently.”

The Climate Change Lecture being held in the Mansion House is now booked out, however, the event will be live streamed from the EPA website.

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Notes to Editor

The Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with the National Dialogue on Climate Action, will host a public lecture on the challenging issue of the communication of climate change.

Title: Communicating Climate Change – Why So Difficult?

Speaker: Professor Chris Rapley CBE is Professor of Climate Science at University College London

Date/Time: 26th October, 18:00 – 20:30 and live streamed on the EPA website.

Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

About the Speaker:

Professor Chris Rapley CBE is Professor of Climate Science at University College London. He is a Fellow of St Edmund's College Cambridge, a member of the Academia Europaea, a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Chairman of the London Climate Change Partnership.
His previous posts include Director of the Science Museum London, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and Head of UCL's Earth Observation satellite group.

His current interests are in the role of climate scientists in society and the communication of climate science. He is Chair of the UCL Commission on Communicating Climate Science.

Prof Rapley was awarded the 2008 Edinburgh Science Medal for having made 'a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity'.

Communicating Climate Science: Further information about the EPA’s role in communicating climate science is available on the website