“How can you talk about climate change without getting angry? Or without getting upset? It’s just not possible.” Scientist and science communicator, Dr Sam Illingworth, on scientists being allowed to have emotions.
In this week’s episode of Research Comms I welcome back old friend of the podcast, Sam Illingworth: scientist, science communicator and poet. Sam communicates all kinds of STEM topic but specialises in environmental science and he was recently involved with the research, writing and publication of a report exploring how climate specialists are communicating the issue of climate change and global warming to the UK public.
It is a fascinating read and I was keen to catch up with Sam as soon as he got back from COP24 in Poland to talk about the report’s findings and recommendations.
Peter Barker is the Director of Orinoco Communications, which he started in 2016, having spent over ten years working in broadcast television as a documentary producer/director.
He specialises in the digital communication of research in science, the social sciences, humanities and arts.