In an article by InsideClimate News reporter Lisa Song and cross-published here at Undark, we learn about new research suggesting that climate scientists need to practice what they preach. That is to say: They are considered more trustworthy by the general public if they are perceived to be leading low-carbon lifestyles themselves.
Whether or not that’s fair is an open question. “Personal responsibility plays a role,” Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University, said in a recent Facebook post, “but any real solution is going to require policy change at the highest level, including a price on carbon.”
What are your thoughts?