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Scientists:  Let's Change How We Talk About Climate Change

by Terrell Johnson,  -- Mar 18, 2014

After years of publishing scientific reports filled with impenetrable jargon and numbering in the thousands of pages – like those released every few years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] – one group of American scientists have said enough's enough.

Under the banner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the group of more than a dozen scientists on Tuesday launched "What We Know," an outreach effort that aims to encourage people to think of climate change as a risk management issue for human societies, rather than solely as something that impacts the environment.

"Our specific goal in this case is to try to help move policy forward by making science as clear and straightforward as we possibly can," said Dr. Alan Leshner, the chief executive officer of AAAS, in a conference call with reporters Tuesday.

I like where this might lead.  Scientists talking to people, like people ...

Scientists Aim to Warm Skeptics to Climate Change

by Alan Neuhauser, -- Mar 18, 2014

The planet's biggest science society is launching a new initiative to address and combat global warming.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, hopes to bring together experts from a range of fields to not only come up with solutions for rising sea levels and intensifying storms, but also educate people across the world about the causes and consequences of climate change.

“We believe we have an obligation to inform the public and policymakers about what science is showing about any issue in modern life, and climate is a particularly pressing one,” AAAS CEO Alan Leshner said in a statement. “As the voice of the scientific community, we need to share what we know and bring policymakers to the table to discuss how to deal with the issue.”

More of this please ... More eggheads who will speak plain English, please.

Let Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, be your guides ...

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