Environmental Politics in New England and Beyond

Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy, Shifting Society
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How Scientists View the Public, the Media, and the Political Process

Most scientists in the US and UK blame public ignorance of science for flawed policy preferences and political choices. They tend to be critical of media coverage, yet rate favorably their own experience with the media.  Scientists say policy-makers and journalists are the most important groups to engage and view the public as having secondary...

Miller-McCune on How Ideology Shapes Our Perceptions

At Miller-McCune magazine, Emily Badger discusses  several key themes of the Climate Shift report, focusing in part on how the reaction from several bloggers connects to the findings of Chapter 4.  The full article is worth a careful read but here is an excerpt: *** Nisbet contends that all of us — scientists, even —...