Accommodating Climate Change Science: James Hansen and the Rhetorical/Political Emergence of Global Warming

  title={Accommodating Climate Change Science: James Hansen and the Rhetorical/Political Emergence of Global Warming},
  author={Richard D. Besel},
  journal={Science in Context},
  pages={137 - 152}
Argument Dr. James Hansen's 1988 testimony before the U.S. Senate was an important turning point in the history of global climate change. However, no studies have explained why Hansen's scientific communication in this deliberative setting was more successful than his testimonies of 1986 and 1987. This article turns to Hansen as an important case study in the rhetoric of accommodated science, illustrating how Hansen successfully accommodated his rhetoric to his non-scientist audience given his… 
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