2011-01-12 09:43:49Improving How Scientists Communicate About Climate Change
John Cook

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Old blog post on CP, worth highlighting - in fact, must-read for anyone communicating climate science. In fact, it's such a crucial post, I've copy and pasted important excerpts and stickied this thread but recommend everyone reads the full blog post.

2011-06-10 05:13:10Spot on!
Tom Smerling

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Sue Hassol nails it, once again!

And don't forget "heat trapping gases" instead of "greenhouse gases!"

And how about "parked car in the sun" effect, instead of greenhouse effect?

The whole point of metaphor is to explain the unfamiliar in terms of the familiar.    How many people are familiar with greenhouses, other truck farmers and nurseries?