Consensus, Understanding, and Integrity

DEC 4, 2017     ADRIENNE WOOTTEN Photo credit: Union of Concerned Scientists In my ECCF post in May, I discussed my concern about the politicization of scientists and the perception of that amongst conservatives and the general public. Recent papers add to my concern that the perception of scientists has become politicized, and will continue to be so, … Continue reading Consensus, Understanding, and Integrity

Confessions of a Conservative Climatologist

MAY 1, 2017     ADRIENNE WOOTTEN Looking back over the last ~10 years, it’s been a joy to be a scientist. I get to explore questions of interest to me and help climate science be useable.  Scientific communities are critical to society, so it’s important that they be trusted. It’s an interesting time to be involved in … Continue reading Confessions of a Conservative Climatologist

Making Sense of Americans’ Opinions About Climate Change

 JUL 7, 2015     ZACHARY SCHUSTER Source: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication The folks who did the renowned "Six Americas" study are back with more interesting data on opinions toward climate change and climate change adaptation. The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has recently published a paper that breaks down opinions about climate change in … Continue reading Making Sense of Americans’ Opinions About Climate Change

Pope Francis Uses Faith and Science to Discuss Climate Change (and Fish!)

 JUL 2, 2015     ABIGAIL (ABBY) LYNCH This post orginally appeared on The Fisheries Blog on June 22, 2015.  Pope Francis cites climate change as an important problem for fish and other natural resources. (Tânia Rêgo-ABr) Though religion may seem an unlikely ally of science, the recent release of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter, entitled Laudato si’ (Praise be with you) on care … Continue reading Pope Francis Uses Faith and Science to Discuss Climate Change (and Fish!)