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 …