03 Aug '12, 1pm

Who Do You Count On?: People's receptivity to climate messages depends to a large degree on where they stand on

Who Do You Count On?: People's receptivity to climate messages depends to a large degree on where they stand on

Some of the best work on these questions comes from Yale University and George Mason University, which have jointly run a project on climate change communication for the past several years. Their work is worth studying in some depth. They found that people’s views on the credibility of sources on climate and scientific information depends to a large degree on where they stand on a scale of belief in climate change, from dismissive to alarmed. Those who are most concerned about climate change have a very high degree of trust in climate scientists, while those who doubt or dismiss climate change as a phenomenon are strongly distrustful of climate scientists and scientists in general.

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/who-do-you-coun...

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