Scientists are trying to be honest in a post-truth world. But we’re not trained, incentivized, or rewarded for talking to the public. My latest
“#Scicomm is hard. There are no institutional rewards for doing it. But we rely on #scientists to choose to talk about their work, and to deal with the sometimes-overwhelming consequences of speaking in public. No other industry does this.”
ICYMI: me, on the difficulties of science communication in the real world
LOVE this piece by . I've received 1000s hate messages and even have hate websites. Total misunderstanding of basic global climate science. The only thing wrong is that I was right. More soon on that. The Truth Sometimes Hurts
Timely blog by , what with the current climate media frenzy and it's dissection on twitter: "McDonalds does not force their cooks to engage in Hamburger Communication; they hire highly paid PR professionals instead."
There are no institutional rewards for science communication. Almost no one gets promoted for talking to the public. But we rely on scientists to choose to talk about their work, and to deal with the consequences of speaking in public.
"While being misrepresented by a British tabloid remains the closest I’ll ever come to feeling like a princess, it wasn’t a pleasant experience." Great stuff (as ever) from on the challenges of communicating science in a hostile environment
When it comes to effectively telling the truth about climate, the struggle is real, according to this scientist. Check it.
When it comes to effectively telling the truth about climate, the struggle is real, according to this scientist. Check it.
From - "Honesty seems like a necessary but not sufficient condition to obtain long-term public trust. Very few #scientists have ever received training in how to navigate today’s media landscape." We need communication training
"being misrepresented by a British tabloid remains the closest I’ll ever come to feeling like a princess" - more awesomeness from
On the challenges of scientific communication: The Truth Sometimes Hurts via
in which claims there are no PR professionals working on climate change
Loved reading this honest, funny & thoughtful piece by about communicating scientific uncertainty 'in a world where merchants of doubt will find a way to convert my science into their product'
Probably all my followers already have seen that I'd like to add that we have a more complicated message than McDonalds, and those trying to prevent that message form getting out CAN afford professional PR.
Great article on #scicomm! “I struggle with how to talk about these things in a world where merchants of doubt will find a way to convert my science into their product.”