Introduction: Making Climate Change Understandable By Doughman Summary

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In an article by Joseph F.C. DiMento and Pamela Doughman called, “Introduction: Making Climate Change Understandable” the authors address concerns regarding climate change and what needs to be done in order to improve the problem that the world has in hand. They use various reasons and evidence while also acknowledging the counterpoints. DiMento and Doughman explain that in the public eye the topic of global climate change is one that is not only difficult to comprehend it is one that is often ignored (5). That is to say, the public is aware of the problems that are arising due to Global Climate, however, they either ignore completely or they do not understand the seriousness of the problem at hand. By taking into account the public and scientists …show more content…
Meanwhile in the warrant we can see how climate change is also acknowledged as a “change” seen throughout the years (8). In a poll presented by the authors the public makes note of the changes in temperature, however majority, “60 percent” of them do not believe it is due to humans (7). The authors present this statistic splendidly because it shows their audience that only about 4 out of 10 people are aware of the effects of climate change. While it may be right that climate change is a topic that is rarely mentioned in the media, DiMento and Doughman demonstrate that the journalist have published articles in journals trying to draw the public attention. However, even when journalists publish articles publicizing climate change as a problem the readers simply disregard it. In addition, a sub claim that is presented in the article is that there is a lack of agreement between people’s opinion regarding the contribution to climate change to that of scientists. With the public support, a senator claims that climate change is only a “hoax” used to scare “America” (9). Scientists with knowledge in the field, on the other hand, acknowledge that climate change is due to the activities performed by humans. Therefore, the public is constantly avoiding acknowledging climate change and it’s …show more content…
The media is a source that not only vaguely summarizes the environmental problems in society, it over exaggerates its content making it seem implausible (10). In other words, the media have failed to provide the public with “realistic” and “simple” stories when publishing an article in a media’s segment. As a result, the public perceives articles regarding climate change as a major exaggeration and a farce. While it may be a stretch to consider it correct to assume that climate change is a farce based on overly worded and inflated articles do not explain the need to ignore the problem. In spite of this response, many modifications have been made to climate change articles to make them more appealing to the public eye. Articles that are informative and easy to understand are being published to educate and bring the readers and the public to a conscious awareness on climate change. In addition, due to the public’s opinion of the articles being “dramatic” adjustments have been made in order to make them more credible and appealing. As a result of acknowledging the previous problems, the modifications being done were the result of a thought out

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