In our grad seminar class (Graduate Seminar: Environmental Science), we’ve had the honour of hosting a few guests this year. Perhaps the guest with the highest profile was John Brumby, the former premier of Victoria. Among a range of other issues, he noted that scientists need to use narrative to communicate effectively with politicians.
Using stories to communicate science goes beyond interactions with politicians. John Brumby’s advice resonated with similar recent comments from a few other people about science communication. These comments have inspired a blog post on my research site. Check it out.