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‘Scaremongering’ only increases public skepticism about global warming: Expert December 25, 2009

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‘Scaremongering’ only increases public skepticism about global warming: Expert

TopNews.in, December 25, 2009

London, Dec 25 : A leading global warming researcher has claimed that British Government’s ‘scaremongering’ tactics to convey environmental messages are not effective, and it is only increasing public skepticism about global warming.

Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, who has carried out extensive research into public mistrust on the issue, said that the Government should rather incentivised low carbon lifestyles, which can save people money and have long term health benefits as well as helping slow climate change.

“The Government have tried to communicate climate change, but they haven””t done it well. Using scare tactics such as in the latest campaign with a drowning dog helps to raise the issue, but it also suggests we are all doomed and there is nothing else we can do,” The Express quoted Dr. Whitmarsh, as saying.

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