Climate Change as a Culture-Information Challenge

01 Agriculture, 03 Economy, 03 Environmental Degradation, 05 Energy, 07 Health, 11 Society, 12 Water, Earth Intelligence, IO Sense-Making, Key Players

Study Says Climate Debate Is Largely Cultural News, 03/17/2011

While debate on climate change often strikes a caustic tone, the real impediment to meaningful dialogue is that the two sides often talk past each other in what amounts to a “logic schism,” says a University of Michigan researcher.

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Making Sense of Climate Change: A Communications Challenge

Michigan Tech News, March 17, 2011

Jennifer Donovan

Climate change continues to be a “hot” topic as the nation digs itself out from record snowfalls after the warmest year on record. At Michigan Technological University, researchers studying climate change are concerned not only with the science, but equally with how to communicate the vast and complex information generated by the topic.

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Science and politics’ messy marriage

ABC, 17 March 2011, Sara Phillips

“The answers to these questions are fundamental to evaluating the global warming scare YET almost no one knows the facts. However, without this knowledge we can’t make an informed decision about whether climate change is natural or not,” the email declares.

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Guest Column: Climate change, food safety linked, March 17, 2011

Joel N. Shurkin

Global warming has the potential to make what we eat more dangerous and expensive, and the world already is feeling the effects, according to experts.

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