Building climate literacy in Australia
The MCCCRH hosts seminar exploring new and exciting research that will allow us to hear extreme weather
The MCCCRH's flagship communication project launches in Melbourne
The MCCCRH awarded Climate Change Innovation Grant by the Victorian State Government
The Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub conducts social research and leads impact focused projects to build media and policy infrastructure that adequately addresses climate change in Australia.
Our impact-focused projects aim to improve public understanding of climate change by delivering climate information to audiences through existing media infrastructure.
Our research investigates public attitudes towards climate change, how the media reports on climate change, and how Australia currently engages and could further engage with climate science.
The academic and professional members of the MCCCRH are committed to building climate literacy in Australia
The MCCCRH works with a broad range of partners from television networks and local newspapers to other universities.
Check out our brand new website which launched this week! To find out more about our unique climate communication programs and leading social research, please visit www.monash.edu/mcccrh
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a $259,359 grant from the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation to roll out our new project, Pressing the Climate: Community Newspapers as Climate Educators. Over the next two years, we will partner with Leader Community News to deliver weekly climate graphics and an associated climate column to the publication's 26 mastheads across the city. With a strong focus on hyper-local climate communication, this exciting and innovative project hopes to improve climate literacy and and empower Melbournians to make more sustainable choices. Thanks so much to Monash Arts for the great write up!
Thank you to all who attended our Media Matters event last night exploring the possibilities of climate change sonification. In addition to hearing Australia's first-ever sonified storm, our expert interdisciplinary panel discussed several of the fascinating directions this research could take. Thank you to Monash's School of Media, Film and Journalism for hosting the evening and to our fabulous panellists, Dr. Ailie Gallant of Monash University School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Mr Paul Holper of Scientell, Prof. Cat Hope of The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music - Monash University, and the Director of the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub, Dr. David Holmes, for their insights and expert opinions.
Fantastic to see our friends at Climate Central & the Center for Climate Change Communication getting the recognition they deserve for their wonderful "Climate Matters" program, which now has close to 500 weathercasters presenting climate information on a regular basis. This successful program is the inspiration for our very own Climate Communicators program, and has been instrumental in depoliticising climate information for American audiences.