Challenges of Science Communication Featured on Podcast

Today’s podcast from Point of Inquiry features yesterday’s blog topic (pure coincidence of course!) on the importance of science communication and the challenges the professional science communicators face. Some important points from the podcast, which features an interview with Andrew Revkin, include :

  • “We face science centered risks: climate and energy crises, biological and nuclear terror threats, mega-disasters and global pandemics.”
  • Despite this, “If you watch 5 hours of cable news today, expect to see just 1 minute devoted to science and technology. From 1989-2005, meanwhile, the number of major newspapers featuring weekly science sections shrank from 95 to 34.”  (Point of Inquiry )

To listen to the podcast click below and look for: Andrew Revkin – The Death of Science Writing, and the Future of Catastrophe

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