Carnegie Mellon University
September 15, 2014

The Science of Science Communication: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Publish Recommendations To Improve Scientific Decision-Making and Policy Issues

Baruch FischhoffBaruch Fischhoff

The public dialogue surrounding whether to vaccinate children is one example of how poor communication of science can cause confusion and worsen people's health and lives. Many other issues — from climate change to nuclear power to using "smart" electricity grids — also require accurate, understandable scientific communication so that policymakers and the general public can make informed decisions.

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