KDNK speaks with HCN reporter John Calderazzo

Scientists who study climate change can be remarkably bad at communicating findings.

 

Scientists who study climate change are generally brilliant people, but they can also be remarkably bad at communicating their findings to the general public.

That communication failure, some say, has contributed to the fact that many Americans don’t buy the scientific consensus that human activity is to blame for most of the climate change we’ve seen in recent decades.

In an essay in the current issue of High Country News, John Calderazzo explores the idea that better storytelling by scientists could trigger a shift in U.S. public opinion on climate change.

Nelson Harvey examined that notion for the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News.