Episode 143

Trusting the Science

August 16, 2018
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Science & Technology
  • Climate Change
Science of Science Communication Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania (based at Yale Law School)

Knowledge is power. Or at least that’s how the saying goes — but when it comes to climate change and its causes, that knowledge hasn’t translated into action. Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Motta discusses why climate research is often disregarded, where Americans’ suspicion of scientists comes from, and how our interest in science affects our trust in scientists.

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