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Joint statement by weather forecasters and weather casters regarding the climate crisis released today! ! Connecting lives and the future by “communicating information that links everyday weather and climate change”.

[Joint statement by weather forecasters and weather casters regarding the climate crisis] released today! ! Connecting lives and the future by “communicating information that links everyday weather and climate change”.

*View in browser* *General Incorporated Association Media is Hope*
Press release: June 5, 2024
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[Joint statement by weather forecasters and weather casters regarding the climate crisis] released today! ! Connecting lives and the future by “communicating information that links everyday weather and climate change”.
*Key stations in Tokyo and 44 weather forecasters and weather casters active all over the country agree! ! By strengthening collaboration and cooperation with domestic and international experts and various media, weather forecasters and weather broadcasters will become a bridge to solving the climate crisis. *
As climate change becomes more serious, weather forecasts and news reports that are familiar to us provide a great opportunity for people to become aware of the causes of the abnormal weather they experience every day. Therefore, weather forecasters and weather casters who are active all over the country have stood up and announced that they are [Weather Forecasters on the Climate Crisis
・Weathercaster Joint Statement] announced. Weather forecasters all over the world
・At the same time as letting people know the thoughts of weather casters, we will accelerate the “dissemination that links weather and climate change” in order to solve climate change.

Media is
Hope supports this movement and will continue to provide support through collaboration with domestic and international experts and media. We hope that this information will be useful for your future reporting and dissemination.
Background:
5/22 (Wednesday) Study session for media and weather forecasters* Current location of “Dissemination linking weather and climate change” ~The latest trends of the Meteorological Research Institute and precedent cases from overseas~*
More than 150 people applied for the event, and many media personnel and weather forecasters from all over the country, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, participated.

■ * Current status of “Dissemination linking weather and climate change” ~ Latest trends of the Meteorological Research Institute and precedent cases from overseas ~ *
■ Date and time: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:00-11:30
■ Location: Hybrid event @City Lab TOKYO
■ Sponsor: Weather caster caller/General incorporated association Media is Hope ■ Sponsored by: United Nations Information Center/United Nations University ■ Speakers: Kaoru Nemoto, Director, United Nations Information Center, Shota Emori, Professor, Future Vision Research Center, University of Tokyo, Chief Researcher, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency
Hiroaki Kawase, Co-founder of Covering Climate Now Mark Hertzgaard, Weathercaster Hiroko Ida
Press release: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000005.000128060.html

The latest IPCC report has scientifically proven that disasters are becoming more severe due to the effects of climate change and that there is “no doubt” that human-induced impacts are the cause. Therefore,*
We asked IPCC authors and the Meteorological Research Institute of the Japan Meteorological Agency about the latest trends, and reported on the current situation where it has become possible to touch on the underlying climate change amid continuing abnormal weather and intense heat. We introduced precedent cases from overseas and implications for Japan. *

In a survey of weather forecasters and weather broadcasters presented at the study session, “99% of the 130 respondents were interested in climate change issues, and over 90% of them said that climate change is a crisis in weather information.” The result was “I have a feeling.”
* ▶︎* * [Climate change survey of 130 weather forecasters] Results*

* [Joint statement by weather forecasters and weather casters on the climate crisis] Full text posted*
* [Joint statement by weather forecasters and weather casters regarding the climate crisis] *
* Connecting lives and the future by “communicating information that links everyday weather and climate change.” *
* ~Now is the time to become a weather forecaster/weather caster as a bridge to solving the climate crisis~*

* [Joint Statement Message] *
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Many weather forecasters and weather casters feel a sense of crisis about climate change. Not limited to the time frame of weather forecasts, we aim to “disseminate information that links everyday weather and climate change,” and accelerate actions that connect lives and the future to solve climate change issues. By strengthening collaboration and cooperation with experts and various media, weather forecasters and weather broadcasters will become a bridge to solving the climate crisis. *

■ * Now that it is possible to show the background and scientific basis of problem awareness*

Abnormal weather caused by global warming is already causing severe damage in various parts of the world, including intense heat, heavy rain, floods, and drought, and has become a serious problem that threatens our food, agriculture, and livelihoods. The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report *1 clearly states that “there is no doubt that human influence has caused global warming,” and assessed with a high degree of confidence that human activities have an impact on extreme weather. In recent years, research into event attribution*2 conducted by the Japan Meteorological Research Institute has begun to clarify the causal relationship between specific weather events and climate change.

■ * Importance of media that delivers information *

According to a survey by Yale University*3, approximately 70% of people around the world want information on how to solve climate change, and in Japan, fewer people answered that climate change was “very important/extremely important.” 55%. On the other hand, only 12% said it was “not important.” Another survey*4 found that only 33.6% of people were taking action toward decarbonization, indicating that people are interested but have not taken action. In addition, the Cabinet Office’s “Public Opinion Survey on Climate Change” 2023*5 found that more than 90% of people obtain information on the effects of climate change from television or radio, indicating the importance of correctly conveying information through the media. I can see it.

* ■ The significance and challenges of what weather forecasters and weather casters communicate*

Weather forecasters and weather casters are familiar to
viewers/readers and are in a position to convey information on a daily basis. In a survey*6 asking who raises interest in the climate crisis, weather casters were rated second only to scientists and specialized organizations, and they play an important role in sharing information with society at large.
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A survey of 130 weather forecasters and weather casters active across the country revealed that “More than 90% of people feel a sense of crisis regarding climate change when looking at weather information” and “More than 80% of people feel a sense of crisis regarding climate change when looking at weather information.” “We need to communicate more about climate change inside.” On the other hand, issues such as “limited broadcast time,” “difficult and specialized,” and “lack of interest from viewers/readers or within the company” have emerged as reasons why it is difficult to communicate about climate change. * * ■ Future initiatives such as collaboration with the media * United Nations Information Center and Media Climate Campaign “1.5°C Promise – Let’s move now to stop the temperature rise. ” is now in its third year, and 160 companies including TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online media from all over the country are participating. Weather forecasters and weather broadcasters also support and stand in solidarity with the media’s efforts to make climate change their own problem and communicate solutions. *
In the future, in order to solve issues such as securing broadcast slots, we will actively accept proposals from interested media personnel and expand understanding in the field and in the newsroom as a whole. In addition, we will collaborate with domestic and
international experts and work together to “disseminate information that links weather and climate change,” deepening public understanding and contributing to personalization of the climate crisis and behavior change. *

June 5, 2024 Weather forecasters/weather casters and all supporters * *1 * *
https://www.data.jma.go.jp/cpdinfo/ipcc/ar6/IPCC_AR6_WGI_SPM_JP.pdf* * *2 Event attribution (EA) refers to regional weather events such as specific abnormal weather or extreme events that occurred in a certain year.*
* It is an attempt to assess the impact of human activities
(Christidis et al., 2013) *
* *3 * *
https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/international-public-opinion-climate-change-2023-appendix.pdf*
* *4 * * https://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/news/newsrelease/108914/*
* *5 gairyaku.pdf (* * gov-online.go.jp* * —the next deployment—*
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We would like to resolve the issues and concerns that emerged from the weather forecaster survey. First, we need to create a place for weather forecasters to share and learn about what they can do. In order to solve specific issues such as securing broadcast slots, we will actively accept proposals from interested media personnel, so if you are interested in working with the media, please contact us. I think. In addition, we would like to work together to communicate information relating to weather and climate change by coordinating information with domestic and international experts and holding study sessions and events. *
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce the
announcement of this statement, and look forward to hearing from all the weather forecasters and weather broadcasters who agree with us, as well as all the experts and media personnel, and all the various stakeholders who support this movement. I’m here.

Contact:
weatherforecaster.climate[at]gmail.com (to Hiroko Ida, person calling for weather forecaster)
~ Weather caster caller ~
Hiroko Ida, a weather caster with experience on various TV programs such as “News Watch 9” (NHK) and “Asa Chan!” (TBS), and Asahi Broadcasting’s morning wide program “Good morning The participants are mainly weather forecasters and weather casters with a strong interest in climate change, such as Akira Masaki, who is in charge of weather forecasts for “Asahi Desu”. Weather forecaster on the climate crisis ・44 supporters gathered for the Weather Caster Joint Statement.

~ Press conference Cooperation: Media is Hope General Incorporated Association ~ A non-profit general incorporated association that provides various supports to strengthen climate change reporting in order to realize a society that can solve climate change. With the vision of “Building a fair, just, and free media and a sustainable society in which media creators and media owners take responsibility for each other,” we aim to create a fundamental solution to climate change through media, citizens, It serves as a bridge for companies and all stakeholders to build co-creative relationships. It also operates a media
collaboration platform [Kiko Media Initiative] that transcends media and affiliates.
http://media-is-hope.org

Contact:
weatherforecaster.climate[at]gmail.com (to Hiroko Ida, person calling for weather forecaster)
contact[at]media-is-hope.org (To Yoshizo Nishida/Yuka Natori, Media is Hope General Incorporated Association)
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