From the Archives: Getting around ideology - When facts divide more than unite (MEAM February-March 2015, Issue 8:3)

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

From the Archives calls attention to past MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant. In this article, Jennie Hoffman of Adaption/Insight discusses how presenting more facts from more experts to convince skeptics about the existence of climate change, overfishing, or the perils of biodiversity loss may actually deepen people's commitment to their existing beliefs. Learn why this is the case, as well as best practices for discussing risk-reducing actions in polarized atmospheres.