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The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told delegates at the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Summit in New York today that the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report - compiled by hundreds of scientists - had three key findings:
One: Human influence on the climate is clear and growing.
Two: Quick and decisive action is needed to avoid destructive outcomes.
Three: There are means to limit climate change. That language is pretty simple and clear.
So what makes a scientist a good communicator? Turns out the scientific community has become more interested in figuring that out.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, WHYY's Susan Phillips reports.
This segment aired on September 23, 2014.