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OSU Webinar Introduces Global Warming’s Six Americas

12:00 pm, Wed October 17, 2012 –

Columbus, OH The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will present “Communicating with the Public about Climate Change: Understanding Global Warming’s Six Americas”? on Thursday, November 8. Teresa Myers, Postdoctoral Researcher at George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, will discuss the Yale Project for Climate Change Communication, principles for effective communication, and how different segments of the American public think about the issue of climate change.

The webinar, which marks the 25th event in the Global Change, Local Impact series, will be held on November 8 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information — visit to sign up. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Dr. Myers’ talk will present research from an ongoing program conducted by George Mason University and Yale University that analyzes Americans’ interpretations of and responses to climate change. The research segments the American public into six audiences, based on their concern about and engagement in the issue of climate change. These Six Americas are not very different demographically, but vary dramatically in their beliefs and actions, as well as their overall values and political orientations.

Myers received her Ph.D. from Ohio State’s School of Communication, and currently serves as co-principal investigator on a NASA grant that investigates public trust in NASA’s climate change research and public understanding of NASA’s web-based climate change education tools. She specializes in research methodology and advanced data analysis techniques in communication and public opinion research, and has published articles on climate change, foreign policy, and data analysis.

The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University, including OSU Extension, Ohio Sea Grant, the Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, and the School of Environment & Natural Resources, to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at


Christina Dierkes, Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8913,

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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like Stone Lab’s Guest Lecture Series.