Cristine Russell

Freelance Science Journalist

As an award-winning journalist, Cristine Russell has written about science, health and the environment for more than three decades. Her articles have appeared in a wide array of notable publications, including the Columbia Journalism Review, Scientific American, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. This expertise informs her additional roles, both as a Senior Fellow in the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School.

Russell is immediate past-president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and a past president of the U.S. National Association of Science Writers. She currently co-chairs the Organizing Committee for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists.

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Selling the Science of Climate Change

The scientific consensus is that human activity is cooking the planet and disrupting our economies. Yet many people still don’t believe that climate change will affect them personally, or they deny the urgency of the problem. Can better communication help sell the science of climate change? “Only the repetition of simple messages changes public opinion and affects the brain,” says David Fenton, a four-decade veteran of PR campaigns for the environment, public health and human rights.