How does climate change influence our identities and human life? In this 15-minute mini-documentary, six young people around the world share their personal stories and drive to make sure others don't experience the same. From studying by the light of an open lamp in Nigeria to months without power in Puerto Rico to the fear of a child's stolen future, these personal stories drive home the impact of the climate crisis on our lives - and draw on our interconnection to inspire hope for change.
Un libro de niños sobre el cambio climático: Flora y la Tierra Encantadora
Este libro es parte de una campaña de divulgación realizada por Clima y Café, un proyecto que apoya la adaptación al cambio climático, particularmente en la región cafetera de Colombia. Nuestro equipo escribió, produjo y distribuyó este libro infantil para escuelas rurales en la región cafetera de Colombia. Está dirigido a niños de 10 a 13 años, pero es apropiado para lectores de muchas edades. Imprimimos 1.000 ejemplares y los distribuimos a tres municipios de Colombia para sus escuelas rurales (Santuario, Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal).
A Children’s Book on Climate Change: Flora and the Beautiful Earth
This book is part of an outreach campaign conducted by Clima y Café, a project that raises awareness for and supports climate change adaptation, particularly in the Colombian coffee growing region. In order to reach rural populations with climate change adaptation content, our team wrote, produced and distributed this children’s book for rural schools in the coffee-growing region of Colombia. It targets 10 – 13-year-olds, but is appropriate for readers of many ages. We printed 1,000 copies and distributed them to three municipalities in Colombia for their rural schools (Santuario, Pereira, Santa Rosa de Cabal). The book is now available online in Spanish and English.
Climate Change Communication Research: A Systematic Review
My research team and I conducted a systematic review of climate change communication research over the past 25 years. This post shares our findings and access to the full white paper and conference paper. Our primary findings show that we need immediate, practical research into adaptation and mitigation within local communities. Additionally, we need to make sure we are researching equitably; that all areas of the world are receiving attention.
Photo Exhibition “Unseen Guardians: Rural Colombian Women and the Earth”
“Unseen Guardians: Rural Colombian Women and the Earth” showcases women coffee growers from Risaralda, Colombia, who are facing climate change. The photo exhibit highlights the complexity and humanity of these women and pays tribute to their unseen labor and role in both food security and responding to the challenges posed by climate change to their livelihoods and families.
One Month of Daily Bite-Size Facts on Hunger
Over 800 million people in the world go hungry; that's 1 in 9 of our fellow humans. You can help people suffering from hunger by understanding why this problem happens in a world with plenty of food. Every day this month, I will release one 60-second video on hunger for the holiday season. Together we can solve big problems, but first we have to understand them. Now let's learn!
Virtual Lecture Series “Algorithms and AI (Artificial Intelligence): The Future of Communication”
I share here an 8-part lecture series on artificial intelligence and communication. While artificial intelligence is regularly masked in mystery and may seem intimidating and impenetrable, it can be readily taught and learned. This series is an introductory course on the basics of an algorithm and artificial intelligence in a communication context, with the primary purpose of informing learners of their impact on current communication practices (media, organizational, personal) and developing analytical and strategic thinking around the future of communication and AI.
I near the end of my PhD program at Purdue University and am happy to invite you to join my virtual dissertation defense. This is a culmination of my research in Colombia on climate change adaptation for the past three years. I welcome you to join!
La vida bajo el cambio climático: los caficultores colombianos informan que sienten caos
El cambio climático es una amenaza real para la cadena de suministro de café colombiano. Hay más de 300,000 caficultores en Colombia cuyos medios de vida se ven amenazados por un clima cada vez más caótico, y adicional a eso, el sector cafetero en Colombia proporciona empleo a más de 2 millones de personas. Llevamos a cabo una investigación con una comunidad en particular, los caficultores de Colombia, para comprender cómo conceptualizan el cambio climático y cómo comunican sus experiencias con él desde su perspectiva y en sus propias palabras.
Life Under Climate Change: Colombian Coffee Farmers Report Feeling Chaos
Climate change is a real threat to the Colombian coffee supply chain. There are more than 300,000 coffee farmers in Colombia whose livelihoods are being threatened by an increasingly chaotic climate, and the coffee sector in Colombia provides jobs for over 2 million people. We conducted research with coffee farmers in Colombia to understand how they conceptualize climate change and how they communicate their experiences with it from their perspective and in their own words.