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Public acceptance of climate change affected by word usage

A recent study of word usage in popular literature documented how the usage of certain words related to climate change has risen and fallen over the past two centuries. Understanding how word usage affects public acceptance of science could lead to better science communication and a more informed public.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2013

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NASA finds 2012 sustained long-term climate warming trend

NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the nine warmest years in the 132-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2013

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