Addressing skepticism and mistrust of science.
Climate change skeptics often complain that their disbelief and concerns are met with condescension. They are right. We see some scientists and science fans (albeit frustrated with a perceived lack of respect) attempting to shout down dissent. Personally, I am sometimes faced with immediate antipathy resulting from a heavy-handed, results driven outreach approach.
In an attempt to better tailor my personal public outreach attempts, I am soliciting information from those of you who fall into the climate change skeptic category. I would like to know the following:
A three part response will follow. First, I will collate concerns in a concise (and anonymous) manner to be answered in a second post detailing answers with appropriate information on credible sources. The final response will be a qualitative analysis of concerns with suggestions for both skeptics and supporters in further conversation.
Hard and fast conclusions are rarely reached, and I expect this discussion to both fluid and repetitive. Bear with me and I think we will all learn something. I do request that those of you have been convinced climate change is a "thing" refrain from condescension, harassment, and derogatory conclusions in the comments section. If you would like to assist with answering questions, please feel free to hit me up on my contact form.
Opinions expressed are my own and do not represent the opinions of organizations I am affiliated with.