9th Annual UF Climate Communications Summit

The State of our State

Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 2 – 5 p.m.
with reception to follow

UF Reitz Union Auditorium

Admission is free and open to the public, but please register here.

How do we build trust in science and scale up climate literacy? Join us for UF’s 9th annual Climate Communications Summit for a special program on the state of climate change in Florida, how scientists know what they know, and scaling up public understanding of how extreme weather connects to climate change.

Summit Agenda

2 p.m. – The State of Climate Change in Florida

  • Florida climatologist David Zierden with a year-in-review climate report

3 p.m. – What We Know and How We Know It

4 p.m. – Attributing Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change

Alex Harris
Alex Harris

Optional Journalists’ Workshop and Networking Lunch: Climate Data for Journalists with state climatologist David Zierden and Alex Harris, lead climate reporter for The Miami Herald, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the College of Journalism and Communications.


Alex Harris walks through a flooded parking lot.
Alex Harris walks through a flooded parking lot. (Photo by Emily Michot/Miami Herald.)

For more information: Contact Cynthia Barnett at clbarnett@jou.ufl.edu.

Click here to view previous Climate Communications Summits.

Banner photo: Erosion at Seahorse Key, part of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by CJC senior Augustus Hoff.