Thursday, 1 July 2010

Co2 and communication

A couple of recent articles:
  • Climate control: is Co2 really in charge? Well-written article from New Scientist takes as its starting point apparent inconsistencies in the relationship shown to exist between atmospheric CO2 levels and warming (i.e. high CO2 leads to high temperatures). Good information about methods to determine previous CO2 levels and climate sensitivity.
  • Scientists from Mars face public from Venus. NYT article about the challenges facing scientists communicating with the public. Will more information alone change people's attitudes? Or do scientists have to bone up on social science to learn about how people form and hold beliefs?

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