Climate One TV: Schneider Award 2020 Anthony Leiserowitz and Edward Maibach

Air Date
January 28, 2021


Edward Maibach

Director, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

Americans have never been more concerned about climate change. According to the latest polls, most of the country now believes that climate is affecting them personally, and wants the President to do more to address it. How does understanding the perceptions of a broadly concerned public enable our leaders to create lasting change? How do climate concerns break down across political, economic, and regional divides? Climate One is pleased to honor Anthony Leiserowitz and Edward Maibach with the tenth annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications. At a time when understanding climate perceptions has never been more important, Dr. Leiserowitz and Dr. Maibach have exemplified the ability to be both scientists and powerful communicators through their work on the public’s understanding of climate change, including the seminal Global Warming’s Six Americas project. Established in honor of Stephen H. Schneider, one of the founding fathers of climatology, the $15,000 Schneider Award recognizes a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear, compelling fashion. #letstalkclimate 7:55 The Six Americas? 11:45 In what direction is opinion shifting? 17:34 Destructive cynicism 22:06 Colorado Tundra disappearance