Reply to DOI:10.1029/2008EO330006
Reply to Comments on “Improving How Scientists Communicate About Climate Change”
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 89, Issue 33, page 304, 12 August 2008
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2008), Reply to Comments on “Improving How Scientists Communicate About Climate Change”, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(33), 304–304, doi:10.1029/2008EO330007.(
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I thank James Kent for his kind words and insightful remarks. I enthusiastically endorse his suggestion to integrate communication training into scientists' education. I was gratified to receive many notes similar to his from colleagues and strangers alike, thanking me and providing examples of how my suggestions were being put to good use.
I regret that Francis Sedgemore appears to have misunderstood or mischaracterized much of what I wrote. I emphatically did not advocate “science-lite,” “dumbing down,” or “removing doubt and uncertainty.” I did encourage scientists to recognize that intelligent, educated people who do not happen to be scientists often use terms that have one meaning in everyday English and another in the laboratory.