Why don't people listen to us? Why do they continue to make mistakes, flying in the face of common geoscience knowledge?

Some answers to these common, perpetually frustrating questions may emerge from reading Communicating Environmental Geoscience, a compendium of papers edited by Dave Liverman, Chris Periera, and Brian Marker. This volume contains 16 chapters written by authors from 10 countries and is an outcome of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Commission meeting held in Nottingham in 2006. Many of the authors, through their previous experiences with the “Geoindicators” and “Geosciences for Environmental Management” initiatives of the IUGS,...

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