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  • Low gas prices: exciting. Global warming: boring

    Marketplace - 11/07/2014

    In fact, some go so far as to argue there’s too much science out there.

    “We’re well past the point where messaging the science or trying to communicate about the science more effectively is going to change anyone’s opinions,” says Northeastern University communication scholar Matthew Nisbet. “If anything, that’s going to move people to the poles.”

    That’s poles, not polls. In this year’s midterm, climate was hardly an issue. According to a Pew poll, voters ranked it eighth in importance out of 11 issues.

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