Tag: scientist communication

Translating How Climate Change Will Impact Your Backyard

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Climate change is going to impact everybody’s backyard — but so many people don’t understand that. Time to get the data out to them, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future…and It’s Scientists’ Fault

Written by | August 3rd, 2009

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You have all heard the statistics that nearly one-half of all Americans do not think humans evolved from apes, and that about one in five American adults think the sun orbits the Earth. Scientific illiteracy is not just a matter for elitist smugness — it can endanger the innocent. For example, there is a movement […]

Still More ‘Evidence’ That Scientists Need To Stop Talking in Science-Speak

Written by | July 15th, 2009

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As scientists we are trained to speak in uncertain terms, to couch evidence in probabilities, and to be accurate about our inaccuracies.  The consequence: an insider language. To be fair, we are not trying to sound overly intellectual (at least not always). Rather, we are not taught nor rewarded for other communication types. In addition, […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, June 17

Written by | June 17th, 2009

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Did you miss our lead scientist Sanjayan’s appearance on “Late Night with David Letterman” on Monday? Watch part 1 in the video above and part 2 here…and see how Letterman thinks we’re all doomed by climate change, despite Dr. S’s best efforts to convince him otherwise. Then read the rest of today’s top green links […]

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