Just to be clear, by “climate change hoax” I mean the notion that man is mostly or solely responsible for every change in the weather, known as hotcoldwetdry, and the slight uptick in temperatures since the end of the Little Ice Age. And, in a bit of comical irony, we find out, via James Delingpole, the Register has published a story entitled The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate highlighting a Warmist backed study that backfired
A US government-funded survey has found that Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more sceptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens.
The results of the survey are especially remarkable as it was plainly not intended to show any such thing: Rather, the researchers and trick-cyclists who carried it out were doing so from the position that the “scientific consensus” (carbon-driven global warming is ongoing and extremely dangerous) is a settled fact, and the priority is now to find some way of getting US voters to believe in the need for urgent, immediate and massive action to reduce CO2 emissions.
Study was pushed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which has a notorious Belief in anthropogenic hotcoldwetdry. Fortunately, the study finds a way to delve into pushing non-science to get people to believe in their pet pseudo-religion after their study failed spectacularly
Thus it is, according to the assembled profs, that the US government should seek to fund a communication strategy on climate change which is not focused on sound scientific information.
It does not follow, however, that nothing can be done … Effective strategies include use of culturally diverse communicators, whose affinity with different communities enhances their credibility, and information-framing techniques that invest policy solutions with resonances congenial to diverse groups. Perfecting such techniques through a new science of science communication is a public good of singular importance.
I guess the NSF has missed that Warmists have been “spreading awareness” with very little science for over 20 years. And people are less apt to freak out when they understand that the 20th Century saw a whopping scary 1.4°F temperature increase with a “statistically insignificant” rise over the past 15 years. People prefer to be shown science, rather than the
musings unhinged rantings of people who gaze into crystal balls.