Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Legacy of “Climategate:” Undermining or Revitalizing Climate Science and Policy?

In mid-November 2009, emails were removed without authorization from a University of East Anglia server and posted to the internet; within 24 hours an international scandal was born—alleging fraud by leading climate scientists—which almost immediately became known as climategate. Multiple investigations concluded that no fraud or scientific misconduct had occurred. Despite the exonerations, however, the…
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A Public Health Frame Arouses Hopeful Emotions about Climate Change

Communication researchers and practitioners have suggested that framing climate change in terms of public health and/or national security may make climate change more personally relevant and emotionally engaging to segments of the public who are currently disengaged or even dismissive of the issue. To evaluate these assumptions, using a nationally representative online survey of U.S.…
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