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Communicating Data in Acute Public Health Situations

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews data communication in acute public health situations. Such situations can occur with infectious disease outbreaks, actual or perceived environmental exposures, or when strong ... More


Climate, Consensus, and Contrarians

Jay Odenbaugh

in The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the debates surrounding the topic of global climate change, specifically, the effects of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions on the Earth’s temperature. The argument of the ... More


The Evidence for Consensus

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter disputes the claim of deniers that there is no scientific consensus on global warming. It first makes the case for scientific consensus by explaining how scientists acquire knowledge, ... More


Jamaica and the Conservation of Globally Important Bird Habitats

Kemi Fuentes-George

in Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes how the Cockpit Country, a mountainous limestone forest region in the northwestern section of the island, was threatened by the possibility of bauxite mining, which would ... More


Our Present Challenge

Melissa K. Scanlan

in Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy: Cooperatives and the Design of Sustainable Businesses

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300253993
eISBN:
9780300262919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300253993.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter highlights the critical juncture in global development that calls for a fresh approach to cooperating for a livable planet. It cites the international scientific consensus indicating ... More


Adventures in Denierland

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter offers insight into the organizations and tactics of global warming deniers through an in-depth look at a presentation during the 2009 Heartland Institute Conference by Terry Dunleavy ... More


Grading the Implementation Prospects: Where Do We Go from Here?

Radha Jagannathan

in The Growing Challenge of Youth Unemployment in Europe & US: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529200102
eISBN:
9781529200140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200102.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Radha Jagannathan authors this final chapter and begins with an examination of the disconnect that exists between knowledge/data on the employment policies with an empirical record of success and the ... More


The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

William P. Kabasenche, Michael O'Rourke, and Matthew H. Slater (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philosophical reflections on the environment began with early philosophers’ invocation of a cosmology that mixed natural and supernatural phenomena. Today, the central philosophical problem posed by ... More


The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public

Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190869229
eISBN:
9780190869236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869229.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Current debates about climate change or vaccine safety provide an alarming illustration of the potential impacts of dissent about scientific claims. False beliefs about evidence and the conclusions ... More


Anatomy of Denial

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the tactics frequently used by global warming deniers. These tactics seem familiar not only because these were used by tobacco companies on consumers, but because many are ... More


Discovery of Global Warming

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the historical development of the theory of global warming. The origins of our understanding that gases in the atmosphere influence climate can be traced back to 1824, when a ... More


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