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How do you read a scientific article? What are the phases of a clinical trial? What are the differences between climate change and global warming? These guides answer questions for journalists and communication departments. Other specific guides help research staff when dealing with the media.

Twelve keys to communicating climate change

Based on the Decalogue of recommendations for climate change communication signed in 2018 by more than 80 media outlets, environmental communication professionals from all over Spain, together with the scientific team of the Climate Change Communication Observatory, have drawn up the new Decalogue 2022, a guide for the social communication of the climate crisis. A summarised version is reproduced below.


Sources of information in science scientific journalism: how to decide if they are reliable in the age of Twitter

Having a PhD is not synonymous with omniscience or infallibility. The fields of science are very small and scientists do not know everything, even about their general area. This guide aims to help identify reliable sources away from the noisiest social media profiles.

Basic resources for reporting on the climate crisis

Thousands of scientists around the world have spent decades studying the Earth's climate and how its evolution is affecting life on the planet, including human life. Their work is channelled through the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose regular reports are an unprecedented effort to reach consensus on what has been learned and communicate it in a way that is useful for decision-making. We offer a quick update on the climate crisis.