Abstract: Catalyst for Change: The Role of Science Communication in Shaping Public Environmental Consciousness

Environmental issues are increasingly at the forefront of the public consciousness, and promise to demand political attention throughout the coming decades. Since the understanding of environmental problems and their potential solutions is deeply rooted in an understanding of the science behind the issues, it crucial that we have a scientifically literate populace capable of informed decision-making. Through my research project, I plan to investigate the role of science communication in shaping public understanding of environmental issues such as climate change, resource depletion and alternative fuel technology.

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