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Weathercasters Take on Role of Science Educators; Feel Some Uncertainty on Issue of Climate Change

March 29, 2010

education graphic In the largest and most representative survey of television weathercasters to date, George Mason University's Center for Climate Change Communication shows that two-thirds of weathercasters are interested in reporting on climate change, and many say they are already filling a role as an informal science educator. Full Story

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