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Climate change science comeback strategies: ‘In it for the money’ » Yale Climate Connections Climate change science comeback strategies: ‘In it for the money’By Karin Kirk on Sep 9, 2018Experts in science and communication share perspectives on how to counter this persistent myth. Part II of a series. [image: Conversation graphic]Credit: Image by Karin Kirk.
When you don’t like the message, attack the messenger. It’s an age-old tactic and an easy way to energize opposition while distracting from the real issue at hand.
With climate change, ad-hominem attacks on scientists are intended to shake public trust in the scientific evidence that underpin the whole issue. After all, who could be more villainous than the world’s climate scientists? Does one really think this group of bicycle-riding, organic-cotton-wearing PhDs might be pulling off a skillfully-coordinated global conspiracy, one involving 100 years of research from hundreds of scientists all over the world?
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