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How to persuade people that climate change is real
Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | By Alexander Maki

Posted on 11/28/2017 6:53:15 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

... What exactly does change minds about climate science? Research suggests that a variety of messages can influence people’s agreement with the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and humans are contributing to it. And different people may respond differently to different kinds of messages.

Here are five insights from the young but growing body of research on climate change communication.

1. The messenger matters:

Some experimental studies manipulate the messenger to find out to whom respondents are most likely to listen. In general, matching messenger to audience leads to more effective messages. This is certainly true in climate messaging.

2. People respond to appeals based on their values:

Once the messenger matches the audience, research suggests that tailoring messages to fit the audience’s values can make people more willing to believe climate science.

3. Educating people about the science can make a difference:

Polling suggests that Democrats who are generally knowledgeable about science are more likely to believe in climate change. Educating people that there’s a broad scientific consensus about climate change may make people, particularly Republicans, more likely to believe it exists.

4. Emphasizing risk may spur people to action:

Some research has focused not just on whether people accept climate science, but also whether they’re motivated and willing to reduce their carbon emissions or support climate mitigation policies.

5. Affirming the power of the people:

Finally, correlational research suggests that when individuals and communities feel that they can help mitigate climate change, they’re more likely to act.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; hoax; propaganda; socialism
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Alexander Maki is a postdoctoral researcher with the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, where he studies environmental, volunteer and health behavior change.

Joseph Goebbels was a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

1 posted on 11/28/2017 6:53:15 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why bother? It isn’t.


2 posted on 11/28/2017 6:54:38 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, RINOs...same thing)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There is more definitive research about propaganda than there is about climate change.


3 posted on 11/28/2017 6:55:52 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When the wealthy liberals start dumping their coastal properties on the market because of fear of climate change—then I will believe.

Watch what they do—ignore what they say.


4 posted on 11/28/2017 6:55:58 AM PST by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Solar Eclipse-summer 2017

The news outlets reported how quickly the air temperature dropped when the Sun was blocked!

Oh wait...


5 posted on 11/28/2017 6:56:09 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Quoth Goebbels:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”


6 posted on 11/28/2017 6:57:14 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 billion dollars.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Real Science needs NO persuasion, it just is.


7 posted on 11/28/2017 6:58:06 AM PST by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

factual data tends to make people believe... hmmmm, perhaps the alarmists might want to do real research instead of relying on faulty models


8 posted on 11/28/2017 6:59:21 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lol!

Nice juxtaposition!


9 posted on 11/28/2017 7:00:17 AM PST by JPJones (Who is FOR tariffs? George Washington, Ronald Reagan and Me.)
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To: Fresh Wind

““If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.””
++++++++++++++++++++++++

How well they know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10 posted on 11/28/2017 7:00:30 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All about messaging. Nothing about
* facts
* published science
* list of predictions that the AGW crowd has gotten right over the last 30 years (the real key to scientific arguments)


11 posted on 11/28/2017 7:02:08 AM PST by LostPassword
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Why bother? It isn’t.

Sure it is. We live on a dynamic, changing planet whose climate is driven by an ever changing nuclear fusion furnace. Climate on Earth changes all the time. Sometimes rapidly but mostly slowly over long periods.

Now, anthropogenic climate change? That is a totally different thing and is a fallacy.

12 posted on 11/28/2017 7:02:18 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Ban pre-shredded cheese now! Make America Grate Again.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
💰💰💰💰💰💰 and lots of it. Then tell them you need more 💵💵💵 "con"vincing. Repeat as needed.
13 posted on 11/28/2017 7:04:13 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are these the same democrats that believe there are more than two genders and that a new unique life with it’s own DNA profile is not created at conception.

This sounded more like a lesson on how to create effective propaganda.


14 posted on 11/28/2017 7:04:17 AM PST by redangus (actually hit her?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Secular Religion of Climate Change - bump for later.....


15 posted on 11/28/2017 7:04:35 AM PST by indthkr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All five “insights” are about manipulation, not proof.....


16 posted on 11/28/2017 7:05:14 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of course climate changes. It’s been changing on this rock for some 4 Billion years or so.

Damn all we can do about it.


17 posted on 11/28/2017 7:07:00 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This asshole couldn’t convince me this is 2017.


18 posted on 11/28/2017 7:08:05 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“scientific consensus” means nothing.

I am old enough to have seen SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS reversed a number of times. Plate tectonics is a prime example. When the theory was first proposed the “scientific consensus” was it was nonsense and the established scientist work to debunk it (actually a good thing). Now the theory is accepted (until something better comes along).

If at the beginning of the 1700 there was SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS on everything we would still be living in the middle ages.

Whenever you see “scientific consensus” as an argument you know they don’t have the real evidence.

It is clear now that “man made climate change” is nothing more then a way for some to control others.

The government could tax citizens in the name of protecting them, or write new rules, regulation and laws to put restriction on how and where they live.

The American people may not always be the smartest most knowledgeable people around but they know BS when they smell it.


19 posted on 11/28/2017 7:09:23 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (US out of the UN, UN out of the US)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Like Ghosts and UFO’s ?


20 posted on 11/28/2017 7:14:02 AM PST by butlerweave
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