Combatting Climate Change Denial
Despite the scientiﬁc consensus on the issue of climate change, we are yet to marshal a social consensus. Sorting this apparent dissonance is a challenge. The topic of climate change has become entrapped in so-called economic and socio-political wars. Scientiﬁc miscommunication has thwarted eﬀorts to eﬀectively engage with the public on this issue. If we can actively seek out the reasons that motivate denial, and try to understand the underlying structure that engenders misin-formation, then perhaps we can ﬁnd ways to address them. There is an acute urgency to better strategize climate change communication. The scientiﬁc community should recognize the need for new pathways of eﬀective communication. In summary, we need to adapt. The faster we aﬀect a change, the better chances we have at avoiding a catastrophe. Time is of the essence!
Volume 25 | Issue 9