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Schmidt 2015

Schmidt, G.A., 2015: What should climate scientists advocate for? Bull. Atom. Sci., 71, no. 1, 70-74, doi:10.1177/0096340214563677.

In recent years, with the rise of social media, many more scientists are becoming public communicators. In politicized fields such as climate science, these communications can attract disproportionate attention. The author argues that public statements in such a situation are inevitably advocacy for some position, view, or outcome. However, rather than suggesting that scientists avoid advocacy in a misplaced attempt to remain objective, he recommends that scientists be explicit about the combination of values and science that drives their views, and discusses the ways scientists can ensure that their advocacy remains responsible.

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BibTeX Citation

@article{sc07500f,
  author={Schmidt, G. A.},
  title={What should climate scientists advocate for?},
  year={2015},
  journal={Bull. Atom. Sci.},
  volume={71},
  number={1},
  pages={70--74},
  doi={10.1177/0096340214563677},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - sc07500f
AU  - Schmidt, G. A.
PY  - 2015
TI  - What should climate scientists advocate for?
JA  - Bull. Atom. Sci.
VL  - 71
IS  - 1
SP  - 70
EP  - 74
DO  - 10.1177/0096340214563677
ER  -

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