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By Jackie Bussjaeger
This is Montana Editor 

Science communication at Glacier National Park

This is Montana: Beyond Doom and Gloom


January 7, 2021

Dan Fagre

USGS scientist Lisa McKeon photographs Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park.

When it comes to communication about climate change, there's a lot of complexity to consider, said USGS scientist Dan Fagre. 

"The problem is that to really understand it, people need to understand the process," he explained. "It's sort of analogous to a lot of ideas out there about nutrition: people glom onto an idea but they don't really go a little deeper to find out what the underpinnings of that really are."

Most scientists don't like to do outreach and communication, Fagre said, which can be a big disadvantage when trying to interpret their work on a public stage. Fagre said he recen...

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