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昨日紹介した研究ですが、研究者自らがNew York TimesにもOpEdで書いていましたね(汗)プレスリリースと違ってこちらの方が読みやすいです。

Global Warming Feels Quite Pleasant
Gray Matter

By PATRICK J. EGAN and MEGAN MULLIN APRIL 21, 2016

CHRISTMAS in New York was lovely this year — especially for those who prefer to spend the day working on their tans. It was the city’s warmest ever, with temperatures peaking at 66 degrees.
Record-breaking temperatures are occurring with alarming frequency in the United States, but Americans are reacting with a collective shrug. In a poll taken in January, after the country’s warmest December on record, the Pew Research Center found that climate change ranked close to last on a list of the public’s policy priorities. Why?
In a paper published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, we provide one possible explanation: For a vast majority of Americans, the weather is simply becoming more pleasant. Over the past four decades, winter temperatures have risen substantially throughout the United States, but summers have not become markedly more uncomfortable.


将来の気候変動に備えて意識を高めるため、気温ではなく異常気象の方を伝えるようにすべきと書いています。

In order to more effectively raise awareness and increase public concern about climate change, our research suggests that we need to stop talking so much about rising temperatures. A focus on extreme weather events — which are easily understood by the public and have potentially much greater impact on human health and the economy — may be a better strategy.
And when we do discuss temperatures, we should acknowledge the temporarily pleasant side effects of global warming. But then we should stress that these agreeable conditions will one day vanish — like ice on a warm winter day.


New York TimesやEconomist、Timeなどは興味深いトピックを取り上げるキュレーション的役割を果たしていることを改めて認識しました。最初に見かけたときは余裕でスルーしてしました(滝汗)
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