We have all been there, demonstrating to someone the scientific evidence that climate change is real and man-made, just as their eyes glaze over in discontent. According to a study published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, leading with scientific evidence is a misstep.
Ana-Maria Bliuc, a professor at Australia's Monash University contends, "Strategies for building support for (climate) mitigation policies should go beyond attempts to improve the public's understanding of science." Instead, we should focus on personal values, explaining how climate change is having a drastic effect on God's creation now! To have a more substantial dialogue, ground the scientific evidence in aspect of personal relevance, showing the listener how their immediate actions are having an effect on our ecosystem.
By Chris Arsenault for Reuters
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Despite a scientific consensus that human activity is causing the planet to warm up, ingrained attitudes among Americans mean policy changes on global warming are unlikely, academics said in a new study.
Improving dialogue between believers and skeptics on the importance of human activity for climate change is the best way to foster consensus among ordinary people, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.