Monday, July 1, 2013

Anthropogenic Metadata on Climate Science

aka The Low-Hanging Fruit of Neuro-Pop in the Age of Big Datty

Notice below, just a sample of the kinds of reports that use climate science as a substrate upon which to study human behavior and cognition..

Some may find it interesting to see how the science of climate change has ripened into a metadata-rich fruit hanging low on the tree of human-knowledge; that's knowledge -of- humans, not knowledge acquired by humans.

Granted we are entering the age of the New Humanities, and granted climate science is probably the most contentious scientific issue to be argued publicly since the advent of digital social media, but, 10 years ago, had you asked anyone what would be the most significant by-product of climate science, this would have never made it to the list.

Just goes to show that the world is full of surprises, and no matter how much you try, predicting the value of scientific endeavour is never part of the justification of doing it.

[note: I've recently been watching panels discussing the value of space exploration, and exploration in general]

Changing minds about climate change policy can be done—sometimes Jun 24, 2013
Provided by The Ohio State University

Anthropologists argue field must play a vital role in climate change studies Jun 20, 2013
Provided by University of California - Santa Cruz

Some Americans are cooling off on global warming Jun 28, 2013
Provided by University of Michigan

Emotional response to climate change influences whether we seek or avoid further information May 15, 2013
Provided by University at Buffalo

Americans care deeply about 'global warming' – but not 'climate change'
The Guardian, 27 May 2014

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