Tag Archives: Public understanding of science

Some reflections

Since there are now 1000 posts on this blog, I thought I might write another with some reflections. We’re also about to go on holiday for a few days, the last before my daughter heads off to university, so there … Continue reading

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They’re coming for climate scientists!

Doug McNeall had a bit of a tweet-storm yesterday about some personal thoughts on communicating climate science, which he titled So, they’re coming for climate scientists (hence, my title). It caused some discussion on Twitter, and on another blog, to … Continue reading


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Ending the antagonistic climate debate

I wanted to write another post about the recent paper by Sharman and Howarth that considers why climate scientists and skeptical voices participate in the climate debate? This is partly because Reich suggested that maybe there is something to learn … Continue reading

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Science communication: an illustration in irony?

There’s a new paper on public understanding of science called Communicating science in public controversies: Strategic considerations of the German climate scientists. Andrew Montford has already concluded that: scientivists have so completely corrupted the field that it is now largely … Continue reading

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