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How climate science denial affects the scientific community

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Why might scientists be affected by contrarian public discourse? The study argues that three recognised psychological mechanisms are at work: ‘stereotype threat’, ‘pluralistic ignorance’ and the ‘third-person effect’.

How climate science denial affects the scientific community

Posted: 07 May 2015 05:27 AM PDT

Climate change denial in public discourse may encourage climate scientists to over-emphasize scientific uncertainty and is also affecting how they themselves speak — and perhaps even think — about their own research.

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