"The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (two AAAS’s) hosted a seminar in Washington DC on June 29 to unveil a new initiative to understand the knowledge gap between scientists and the public, and how it relates to associated public policy conflicts. Science writer Chris Mooney began by saying, 'The study is driven by a sense that there is something not quite right, not quite healthy, about the relationship between scientists and the public.'
Unlike the traditional 'deficit' model of public scientific knowledge—the notion that more science education is the antidote to public ignorance — this effort asked a new question: do scientists understand the public?"
"Climate Science: an Erosion of Trust?" (Nature News)
"Apparently you can write an entire article on how the public doesn’t get climate science without mentioning the disinformation campaign or the media’s failings" (Climate Progress)