Policy Success Depends on Words

March 2010
Environmental Forum;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p24
The author comments on research paper entitled "The Psychology of Climate Change Communication," by the Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. The reports' suggestion on the need to use the term climate change rather than global warming in describing the outcome of greenhouse gas emissions, is cited in order to prevent misleading implications. The author argues that despite the report's careful choice of words it should consider the aspect of confirmation bias.


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