Anna Fahey

Anna Fahey is a senior communications strategist at Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based research and communications center working on sustainable solutions for the Pacific NW.

  • The art of talking climate science

    By tweaking their language, scientists can communicate better with the public on climate change.Cross-posted from Sightline Daily. This is part five in the series “Talking Weather and Climate.” Read parts one, two, three, and four. Let’s face it: Few of …

  • Talking to the Tea Party about climate?

    Is talking to Tea Partiers about climate that different from talking to your eco-friendly, politically savvy friends?

  • The first rule of talking about extreme weather

    Bringing up the connection between weather and climate change takes a problem of astronomical proportions and makes it far more concrete.

  • Heated debate: public opinion on climate and weather

    Polls show that most Americans think we should be addressing the problem of climate change somehow, regardless of whether they believe it’s man-made.

  • The new abnormal: look who's talking about climate and weird weather

    Journalists, experts, and The Onion offer different approaches to the conversation about connections between climate change and extreme weather.

  • Talking about the weather, post chitchat

    The weather isn’t a boring topic of conversation, and talking about the link between extreme weather and climate change takes on new significance.

  • Headed for the biggest D'oh! of all

    What ‘The Simpsons’ could teach us about global warming

    Are climate scientists the Milhouses of America?Cross-posted from Sightline’s Daily Score blog. I encourage you to check out a downright awesome analysis of the treatment of global warming on The Simpsons, over at The Yale Forum on Climate Change & …

  • How To Talk About Energy Policy

    Matthew Yglesias makes a strong case that the “energy independence” frame has backfired when it comes to moving the public on climate-friendly energy policy. I agree. (Jon Stewart illustrates better than anyone how poorly this line has fared—as far back …

  • The Day When Breast Isn't Best

    A list of ghastly toxics known to be present in human breast milk—from pesticides and flame retardants to deodorizers and wood preservatives—is enough to make any new mom question the oft-heard refrain that “breast is best.” Still, most experts still …