By Ryan M. Connor
Studying at Colorado State University
We have all had experiences with the media’s typical under or over-exaggeration of news-worthy or not-so newsworthy stories all in an attempt to get a rise out of us. This is especially true in stories focussing on climate change, where some problems are either completely dismissed as being caused by climate change or being made out to sound like they are when they’re not. This has caused back and forth between what science says and what the media relays.
Although scientific communication has been effective and beneficial to society…
Hi Brian, reading about this idea and what its outcome was, was extremely interesting to me. It got me thinking as to how the idea could be developed further to make a larger difference in the scientific communication realm. Merging your idea of prioritization with an idea of 'grouping' is discussed extensively in my own blog post written in response to this one (link to my blog is copied below response).
This concept of merging is an idea rooted in the hopes of creating a more inclusive scientific realm where probelms, such as climate change, can be easier dealt with…
Ryan Martin Connor, Studying Zoology (BSc) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.