At a time when science denial has become deadly, this is a vital book on how to improve science literacy, understanding, and communication
SCIENCE DENIAL: Why It Happens and What to Do About It
Oxford University Press
July 6, 2021; 9780190944681
By Gale M. Sinatra and Barbara K. Hofer
How do we decide whether to accept the human causes of climate change, practice social distancing during a pandemic or decide whether to vaccinate ourselves or our children? The past year has brought home to each and every one of us how critical it is for scientists, policy makers and the media to be good communicators of often complex scientific subjects. It’s also shown why each and every one of us has a responsibility to make informed decisions that are based on facts and evidence, rather than emotions and instincts. Neither of these tasks are easy, but they can save lives.