This study, along with others, has established that having more knowledge about science does not necessarily translate into more support for pro-science policies, according to Ahern, who added that, in this case, the environmental solution was to add more green surface infrastructure, such as green roofs.The researchers, who report their findings in a recent issue of Science Communication, suggest that a reader’s political and social identities can be activated when politicized terms or concepts are used in a message. This activation may then cause people to withdraw support from solutions they may have backed.“The issue with the public’s support for pro-science solutions for things like global warming, in particular, as well as other environmental issues that have socially contested policy solutions, is that the political identity of the people who are thinking about these issues often becomes activated,” said Ahern, who worked with Colleen Connolly-Ahern, associate professor of advertising and public relations, Penn State and Jennifer Hoewe, assistant professor of journalism, University of Alabama.Ahern said that all political ideologies, not just conservatives, are susceptible to this type of motivated reasoning.“This is not unique to conservatives,” said Ahern. “It works both ways. Studies have been done on other issues, for example, nuclear power and genetically modified organisms, that have shown similar effects among liberals.”The researchers suggest that scientists hoping to reach consensus on solutions should avoid political rhetoric in their communication.“This is really a message for the scientists, not necessarily the public,” said Ahern. “It’s interesting for people to understand what’s happening, but the people who really need to change what they are doing are the scientists and science communicators.”The researchers recruited 964 participants to take an online survey on local water quality in the Philadelphia area. The participants were asked what political party they supported and how strongly they supported the party. They were also asked to respond to questions that would group them into a range of egalitarian-hierarchical or individualist-collectivist worldviews.The researchers measured the participants’ knowledge of storm water runoff issues in Philadelphia and also used a quiz from the National Science Foundation to test their general science knowledge.The study had two conditions. A normal condition attributed the water runoff problem to excess rain, while the global warming condition framed the problems around climate change. Statements and phrases, such as “stopping global warming will require international agreements” and “human-caused global warming,” were used to frame the subject around climate issues.Among solid or strong Democrats in the global warming condition, participants with high knowledge reported stronger willingness to pay for environmental solutions, such as adding green roofs. Solid or strong Republicans with high knowledge, on the other hand, reported stronger support in the normal condition for the environmental solutions, but not in the global warming condition. They were even more resistant to the solutions than low-knowledge Republicans.“In fact, support among the low-knowledge Republicans increased in the global warming condition,” said Ahern. Share on Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Share Email Mentioning politics in a message about an environmental issue may turn people — even people informed about the issue — away from supporting a pro-science solution, according to a team of researchers.In a study, conservative participants who were asked to react to a message about excess water runoff showed lower support for an environmental science improvement project when the message was framed around global warming terminology, according to Lee Ahern, associate professor of advertising and public relations, Penn State. The effect was even stronger among those conservatives with more knowledge about the issue, he added.“It’s the framing of the issue that’s really important,” said Ahern. “This is really a message for scientists and science communicators: don’t pollute and politicize the information environment around the issue, because once you do that, people’s political identities are going to get engaged.” Share on Facebook
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NewsSports Football officials receive club administration training by: – September 22, 2014 Nineteen (19) coaches and football management personnel from various football teams and clubs around the island have completed a five (5) day training workshop in Club Development and Football administration. The workshop, organized by the Dominica Football Association in collaboration with FIFA, was conducted from September 17 – 21, 2014 at the Football House in Bath Estate.The training dealt with various administrative topics to include how to manage and start a club, managing and financing the club, merchandising, club legislation and statues.As part of the training, the participants were placed in groups to create a club and presented to everyone.Instructor Joseph Ramirez from Costa Rica described the experience as an honor and a privilege.“What we are looking to do is to improve the way that you are going to work from now on, the way you going to look at things and your organization from the inside out for the best of Football,” Ramirez said.He expressed confidence that things will get better for football clubs in Dominica and for the Dominica Football Association.Vice president of DFA, Kelvin François also expressed confidence that the clubs can move forward now and accomplish much, “based on what has been handed down to you”.“You have the responsibility as coaches, managers, secretaries to go back to your club and to implement this program because one of the things about football in the modern age is that if you are not organized it will just be another sweat.”Mr François added that he would like to see better clubs developed as a result of this program. He also pledged the support of the Association to the clubs so that whatever information that has been passed on will continue.All participants were awarded certificates of participation at the end of the workshop.– / 27Dominica Vibes News 209 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Share
Share 103 Views no discussions LocalNewsPoliticsRegional President to represent Dominica at former T & T PM’s funeral by: – July 8, 2016 Share Patrick ManningPresident Charles A. Savarin and First Lady Clara Savarin will represent Dominica at the funeral service of Patrick Manning, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Manning, 69, succumbed to Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the San Fernando General Hospital on Saturday 2 July 2016.The funeral service will commence at 10AM on Saturday 9 July 2016 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain. A private burial by the Manning family will follow. Dominica is observing two days of national mourning in Manning’s honor, in recognition of his contribution to Dominica and the Caribbean region. In keeping with protocol to mark the period of mourning, the Dominica flag is being flown at half-staff on all public buildings.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, in his inaugural address as CARICOM Chairman on Monday 4 July 2016, during the Opening Ceremony of the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in Guyana, declared today Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July as two days of national mourning as “a show of respect, admiration and a celebration of his life”.Manning served as prime minister on two occasions between 1991 and 2010 and in 2012, suffered a stroke and received medical attention in the United States. He did not contest the September 7, 2015 general election. He is survived by his wife Hazel and their two sons Sharing is caring! Tweet Share