Science Communication Breakdown


Marchers, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, center, lead the Science March down Constitution Avenue in Washington on Earth Day 2017.  Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Marchers, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, center, lead the Science March down Constitution Avenue in Washington on Earth Day 2017. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Science enabled humans to ascend out of the darkness and tackle life’s problems with systematic, self-correcting rigidity. Yet, when faced with scientific consensus on climate change and other issues, some citizens, politicians and even scientists dig in their heels and deny the shape of our current understand. Why do some people doubt scientific consensus? What’s wrong in science communication? Robert and Joe attempt to find an answer.

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Science in a Polarized World: A Global Town Hall (WSF)

Dan Kahan (Cultural Cognition Project)

Performance artist Annie Saunders performs 'Cleaning' during the 'Holoscenes' installation, which addressed the intersection of politics and science.
Bonnie J. Heath Photography

Topics in this Podcast: climate change