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Merchants of Doubt Premieres in Austin: Melton to talk about $900 million annual climate change counter-movement

By | Deniers and Delayers, Messaging, Psycho | No Comments

(See more on the Drexel/Stanford research on the climate change counter-movement here.) Merchants of Doubt, A film by Sony Pictures and Robert KennerAustin Premiere and Lecture by Bruce Melton PE Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes…

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Citizens, Energy Scientists, and Policy Advisors Beliefs About Global Warming

By | Climate Policy, communications, Deniers and Delayers, Messaging, politics, Psycho | No Comments
Bolsen, Druckman and Cook have summarized the emerging discipline of global warming psychology rather well with this paper. Scientists and policy makers are more likely to believe than the public and more likely to believe that warming is caused by man. There is political influence...
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Society’s Grand Challenge: Global Climate Change (American Psychological Society)

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Experts are most concerned about long-term fundamental issues. The general public is most concerned about local short-term things or immediate threats. Values and beliefs have stronger ties to behaviors with effects in the low-cost range rather than things like major household capital improvements. The most…

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Calling all earthlings: Climate change communications may as well be from aliens, by Bruce Melton

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Relative to most of the 20th century, Austin’s January highs and lows were not 2.9 and 1.4 degrees above normal, but 9.9 and 10.4 degrees above normal! (First published on The Rag Blog, April 25, 2013. http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/bruce-melton-calling-all-earthlings.html )

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