Campus Units

Sociology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Science Communication

Volume

37

Issue

3

First Page

371

Last Page

395

DOI

10.1177/1075547015581927

Abstract

Farming is a risky business. Climate science information can assist agriculture in formulating management decisions that hedge against uncertainty and risks. Climatologists are key actors in communicating historical trends and forecast information. Interviews and surveys of climatologists in the North Central Region reveal that they are providing accurate and objective information but are likely to let the science speak for itself. This suggests missed opportunities to communicate climate science in ways that make science relevant to decision maker beliefs, values, and practical applications. Furthermore, more active engagement with agriculture could increase colearning necessary for effective adaptive management under increasingly variable climate conditions.

Comments

This is an article from Science Communication 37 (2015): 371, doi:10.1177/1075547015581927. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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