18 Oct '11, 3pm

How to translate climate science in to Average Joe-ese:

How to translate climate science in to Average Joe-ese:

Communicating science can be a challenge -- not everybody wants to be communicated to, for one thing, and also a lot of words with specialized Science Meanings also have regular meanings that are completely different. (If you don't believe me, try using the phrase "quantum leap" to a particle physicist.) In the wake of the Climategate hoopla, much of which centered on a misinterpretation of the word "trick," two physicists have published a paper about how scientists can choose their words when talking to the public about climate change. This chart can act as a sort of Science-English Dictionary.

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