Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 29, 2021

The Problems With Public Understanding of Climate Change

Anthropocene writes about the problems with communication to the public about Climate Change. 

People don’t know what climate experts are talking about

Simpler language and more context could aid public understanding of climate change

Members of the public have trouble understanding words and phrases that climate scientists often use, according to a new study. The confusion affects both people who accept the reality of climate change and climate change doubters.

If climate change is to be stopped, scientists can’t just communicate amongst themselves. They also need to make their findings understood by policymakers and the general public so that we can collectively take action. This need has led the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other climate-science organizations to step up their efforts at science communication.

Read more at  People don’t know what climate experts are talking about


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