Saturday, August 18, 2012

are we too rational about our perceptions of climate science?

Dan Kahan writes in this week's Nature that we are so polarized in our interpretations of climate science because "If anything, social science suggests that citizens are culturally polarized because they are, in fact, too rational — at filtering out information that would drive a wedge between themselves and their peers.".  He goes on to describe how we need better, less polarizing, science communication.

Interesting paper!

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