Human development of the ability to learn from bad news

Organization: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

A study of how risk behavior and response to warnings may be influenced by the human tendency to discount bad news while incorporating good news into beliefs systems.
An analysis of the climate scientist community that assesses the level of agreement about anthropogenic warming among climate experts.
In a study of seasonal mean temperature anomalies, prominent climate scientist James Hansen asserts that the variability of local weather is the greatest barrier to public recognition of climate change.  In a related Washington Post article, he describes how his earlier predictions about climate change were too optimistic and that his new research has revealed...