[MCN] Confirmed: Americans need to hear climate truths from Republicans

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Apr 20 15:09:59 EDT 2018

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Republican political identity is now perhaps associated with climate change denial. As such, Republicans engaging in pro-climate change discourse is more "surprising" to all citizens, the authors say.

The researchers examined the issue in an attempt to determine which sources of information are the most effective in persuading individuals to reject misinformation on the topic of climate change.

The findings have implications for environmental communication strategies that seek to improve awareness about climate change.

"Citing Republican elites who endorse the scientific consensus on climate change may be the most effective way to persuade citizens that climate change is a real and important problem," says Scruggs. "That may be a step forward in reducing the partisan gap in public opinion on the subject."

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180418141344.htm <https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180418141344.htm>

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protected areas limits their conservation value. PNAS. January 12, 2010. 


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