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Trust in climate scientists

Those who distrust climate scientists are more likely to be skeptical of climate change and reluctant to support mitigation policies. Now research shows that scientific interest in early adolescence is associated with increased trust in climate scientists in adulthood irrespective of political ideology.

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Gauchat, G. Trust in climate scientists. Nature Clim Change 8, 458–459 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0147-4

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