Weather, water, climate, and other scientists are increasingly using their expertise towards scientific advocacy. Whether it’s on behalf of climate change awareness, environmental justice, or another issue of broad public or scientific concern, it is vital that scientists can do so safely and effectively.
In this session, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) will discuss ways that scientists can apply their expertise in advocacy efforts, both as professionals and as private citizens. Specifically, CSLDF will explain best practices for scientists to actively campaign for science-forward candidates of their choice, engage with government on public policy and law-making, participate as expert witnesses in litigation matters, and be involved in other forms of scientific activism.
CSLDF will also discuss how scientists can safely participate in these activities while minimizing the risk of negative repercussions in their professional and personal lives.
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