Posted by: mazibuko | March 8, 2010

How should scientists working on climate change issues communicate with the public?

From DotEarth.

Not entirely sure how I stand on this, but I am more inclined to go with Nisbet on this one. I think he has a good grasp of the big picture on how peoples’ views of climate change are influenced. To those caught up in the blogospheric climate wars, where participants are akin to primary voters (only the most passionate and least persuadable show up), it might be hard to imagine that most people’s views on what to do about climate change are not necessarily influenced by the latest postings at, say, Climate Audit, Wattsupwiththat, Realclimate, or Climateprogress.

I would do well to remember this next time I peruse the comments sections of the blogs I visit.


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