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The gap between science and public understanding  prevent action on global warming. This is disheartening news in many ways because it makes the prospect of change seem incredibly  difficult to some the movement needs a more scientific consensus as well as a human heart.
Matthew Spiegel, an associate professor of communications at St. Mary’s University, has thought a great deal about ways  to inform the public as well as talking about global warming in a way that will persuade and convince people that it is a serious problem. He believes that the means of telling people about our rapidly warming planet need improvement. Polls say that 55 percent of America’s adults use television news for information on current events. Knowing that fact, the movement to stop global warming  must rely more heavily on Fox News, CNN and other broadcasters to persuade the public that the perils of climate change have two main  characteristics: they are real should be feared, with the emphasis on their reality.
The Public’s Trust in Sources of Information About Global Warming
How much do you trust or distrust the following as a source of information about global warming? (order of items randomized)
Spiegel, in order to identify the most effective method to alert the people to the hazards of global warming, has built three different arguments: (1) the customary environmental argument, (2) the national security argument, and (3) the public health argument. Having found  indifference in people’s reactions to the environmental consequences,  threatening effects of global warming were described in terms of calamitous events eventually striking both national security and public health. Hypothesizing that these arguments would help sway both conservatives and minorities—the demographics most apathetic or hostile to climate change—he was surprised at first by his research results. Both minorities and conservatives paid more attention  to public health than national security issues and concerns. Upon reflection, however he recalled that the public health  angle had earlier been a useful tool for environmentalists before and was especially effective when combined with tangible events that illustrate the insidious nature of climate change. Back in 1948, in Donora, Pennsylvania, an industrial town,  demonstrated the dangers when smog blanketed it. It killed twenty people and sickened six-thousand more. 
4. Which choice most accurately states a conclusion that can be drawn from the data shown by the graph on page 165?
11. If placed at the end of the paragraph, which choice would best serve as a conclusion to the paragraph and to the passage as a whole?
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