28 Feb '17, 12am

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It’s safe for scientists to raise some heck when it comes to climate change. Researchers strive to be unbiased observers. For them, keeping opinions private comes as second nature. But a recent study suggests that taking a strong stance on global warming won’t hurt their cred with the public. Facebook posts, specifically, appear to be safe territory , according to the study published in the journal Environmental Communication. Some 1,200 public participants said they wouldn’t lose any esteem for a scientist who posted about climate change on Facebook. That includes updates on new climate science, and most opinions about policy. Just be wary of pushing for nuclear power plants — you’ll lose credibility points for that one, the study found. That’s heartening news. Especially when credible science points in a very scary direction, and the political party in charge has made it...

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