"If recent events have taught us anything, it's that science denial―whether it involves the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 or the looming climate crisis―is deadly. Read this book to understand where it comes from, why it's so dangerous, and what we can do about it."
-- Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University, and author of The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet
WHY IT HAPPENS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
How do individuals decide whether to accept human causes of climate change, vaccinate their children, or practice social distancing during a pandemic? Understanding key psychological explanations for science denial and doubt can help provide a means for improving scientific literacy and understanding—critically important at a time when denial has become deadly. In Science Denial: Why It Happens and What to Do About It, the authors identify the problem and why it matters and offer tools for addressing it.
The authors focus on key psychological issues such as social identity and reasoning biases that limit a public understanding of science and describe solutions for individuals, educators, science communicators, and policy makers. If you have ever wondered why science denial exists, want to know how to understand your own biases and those of others, and would like to address the problem, this book will provide the insights you are seeking.
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