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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Using Metaphorical and Causal Explanation to Increase Public Understanding of Climate and Ocean Change

How can we help people understand the science that connects climate change to extreme weather - and to human health? New, tested metaphors can help.
Andrew Volmert
May 7, 2014

This report summarizes research findings on how empirically tested Explanatory Metaphors and Causal Explanations can help the public understand the complex science of Oceans and Climate Change in ways that our previous research shows is not available to them otherwise.