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Framing Climate Destabilization

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 4. 16 Replies

The words we use and the images they evoke shape public comprehension of Catastrophic Climate Destabilization's immanence. Here are a few terms from the past few days. It's a tiny…Continue

Tags: communicating climate science, Climate Destabilization, framing

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2016 at 1:58pm

AG Lynch: DOJ Has Discussed Whether to Pursue Civil Action Against ...

I am old enough to remember the fights over DDT, the Ozone hole, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and presently, global warming. At the same time, a small and powerful subset of society denies these dangers. 

Merchants of Doubt, historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway explain how a loose–knit group of high-level scientists, with extensive political connections, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades.”

“ the ideology of free market fundamentalism, aided by a too-compliant media, has skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era.” 

“It's an organized effort to undermine 30+ years of scientific evidence and study and make a "debate" where none is warranted. There are no scientists debating this because the evidence is clear - as clear as it was for cigarettes in the '90s.”

~ Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 21, 2016 at 1:24pm

Just a reminder to our friends inside the heat dome, playgrounds are often asphalt covered too.

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 21, 2016 at 1:20pm

I suffer from Republican "representation" too, due to the area in which I live (and probably gerrymandering and voter restriction too).

For those who don't care so much about the extinction of one obscure mammal, remember that heat and sea level rise are also affecting global food production. You eat, right?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2016 at 12:38pm



My Representative stated, 

"3. We believe Al Gore deserves an ‘F’ in science and an ‘A’ in creative writing. "

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington State

Comment by Alexandra Rodriguez on June 20, 2016 at 8:01pm

Every time Donald Trump opens his mouth he scares the crap out of me. . . 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 20, 2016 at 11:52am

Even the folks (not on AN!) on the fringe who distrust science, and prefer Natural!!! remedies (as if everything is wonderful except for human activity -- shades of "original sin"?), should be concerned about losing biodiversity! There's plenty we can learn from how various living things have adapted to meet their challenges, and plenty of undiscovered chemicals that might be extremely useful if not lifesaving.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on June 20, 2016 at 11:23am
Don, apparrently this little darlin' was a rat-like creature that lived only on a few isolated, low lying islands that have flooded more with the sea level change. I wont take the bait about anthropogenic, regardless of cause, climate is changing. to be honesy, I cant get worked up about some little rat - like rodent dying off, on some obscure island. Maybe we can regard it as a canary in a coal mine, but I suspect it still wont be missed.
Comment by Donald L. Engel on June 20, 2016 at 10:43am

How do they know it wasn't a virus?  Or seagulls, or some other malady?  How do they know it was due to climate change?  And how do they know it is anthropogenic CO2 that caused the dastardly deed?

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 19, 2016 at 1:08pm
Comment by Donald L. Engel on June 19, 2016 at 1:00pm

Cenek, that URL isn't working for me.


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