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Clearing the ‘cloud hanging over climate science’

Commentary calls for new ‘science of climate diversity’ December 8, 2014 By Melissa Osgood, Cornell University There is cloud hanging over climate science, but one Cornell University expert on communication and environmental issues says he knows how to help clear the air. In the December issue of Nature Climate Change, Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of…

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The best way to win an argument

Mike Jonas writes: The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, UK) looks at analysis that could lead to more moderate attitudes. This BBC article provides some food for thought that is relevant to the climate debate. It looks at a paper “Political Extremism Is Supported by an Illusion of Understanding” by Fernbach, Rogers, Fox and Sloman, which…

Why don’t we all just agree on Global Warming?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen David Victor, in a presentation in January at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as part of a seminar series titled “Global Warming Denialism: What science has to say”, fairly recently highlighted here at Andy Revkin’s Dot Earth blog in the online International New York Times, made several very important points…