Encountering geoscience issues in the popular press

TitleEncountering geoscience issues in the popular press
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBuzon, M
Date Published09/2014
PublisherTeaching Geoethics Across the Geoscience Curriculum
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractGeoscientists (as do all scientists) have a duty to present facts to their audience, whether that audience is composed of other scientists or of the general public. Many scientific issues find their way into the popular press limelight and become blown out of proportion or are even presented in such a way that the articles are factually inaccurate. This activity involves critical reading of popular press articles and a little research to focus on the facts of the straight-up science. A few articles and research prompts of choice have been selected as examples.
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