Penn Center for Science,
Sustainability, and the Media

In today’s fraught media environment, communicating policy-relevant science is more challenging than ever, and nowhere is this more evident than in the public discourse over human-caused climate change. The Penn Center for Science, Sustainability, and the Media focuses on the challenges and opportunities in communicating climate and environmental sustainability to the public and policymakers.

PCSSM in partnership with APPC hosted SEJ 2024 at the University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Center for Science Sustainability and the Media along with the Annenberg Public Policy Center hosted the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists at Penn.

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COP 28 PRIMERS: The Two Dangerous Myths COP28 Is Built Around, and the Two Climate “Solutions” That Make Things Worse
Dr. Romm has put together four COP28 primers, 1- or 2-pages long, because tragically, the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN-led global effort to avoid catastrophic climate change
An Ahead of the Curve Climate News Outlet Tells Their Tale
Historically, journalists have struggled to report on climate change. If they reported on it at all, they incorrectly presented it as a debate
How Storytelling Helps Combat the Climate Crisis
If someone were to ask you – what tools do we need to combat climate change? – a few things might first come to mind.



APPC Hosts Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference at Penn
From April 3-7, 2024, The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) hosted the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), bringing the group of journalists from across North America to the University of Pennsylvania for #SEJ2024, focusing on Democracy, Disinformation, Activism… What’s Environmental Journalism’s Role?”
SEJ Workshop: Combating Climate and Science Disinformation
Originally published by Lindsay Bowen for SEJ on April 14, 2024. Michael Mann, author of “The New Climate War” and one of the climate scientists at the center of the trumped-up “ClimateGate” scandal, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, author of “Cyberwar,” “Creating Conspiracy Beliefs,” “Democracy Amid Crisis” and numerous other books, at a disinformation workshop lunchtime discussion. Photo: © Dale Willman. More than 100 journalists, students and others gathered for a day-long …
Penn hosts five-day conference for environmental journalists on climate change, disinformation
The Society of Environmental Journalists held its annual conference at Penn from April 3-7, drawing hundreds of reporters to campus to explore climate stories and learn how to combat disinformation.