a style of advocacy that is more likely to intensify opposition ... then [to] ameliorate itIt sounds as if his main argument is that Cook efforts are counter productive because Cook is not an American Republican, which is hard to fix.
Katryn HayhoeAs an example of how you communicate climate science the right way, Kahan mentions Katryn Hayhoe as an example. Hayhoe is an evangelical climate change researcher and stars in three beautifully made videos where Hayhoe talks about God and climate change.
The most frustrating thing about her position, she says, is the amount of disinformation which is targeted at her very own Christian community.Maybe naively, but I was surprised that the Christian community is a special target. While I am not a Christian myself, my mother was a wise environmentally concious woman and a devout Christian. Also when in comes to organized religion, I remember mainly expressions of concern about climate change. Thus I thought that Christians are a positive, maybe even activist, force with respect to climate change.
Thus let's have look what the Christian Churches think about climate change.