What You Mean Is…?

The United Nations climate chief has asked scientists to use terms the public can understand, Agence France-Presse reports.

"We mortals do not understand you," the UN's Christiana Figueres said at the European Geosciences Union meeting, according to AFP. She added that the use of scientific jargon likely contributes to the public being skeptical of certain scientific findings as it struggles to parse what some terms mean.

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