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When it Comes to Climate Change, ‘Global Warming’ is the Clearer Term

EcoWatch : “In a surprising report released today by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, researchers looked at the impact of the two most common terms for human-induced climate warming—global warming and climate change—on Americans.”  

The authors found that the term ‘global warming’ is associated with greater public understanding, emotional engagement and support for personal and national action than the term ‘climate change,’ which is often favored by scientists.  

The report “shows that they mean different things to different Americans. The general public tends to favor the term ‘global warming’—and perhaps we should take note.”  

Screen Shot 2014 05 27 at 2.10.17 PM When it Comes to Climate Change, Global Warming is the Clearer Term

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