understanding uncertainty: how to improve communication around climate change evidence
What does it mean when a scientist on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that an event is “very likely”? Writing for Behavioral Science & Policy, Emily Ho, David Budescu, Mandeep Dhami, and David Mandel found a significant gap between the IPCC intention and the average citizen’s perception of what is meant by the term “very likely”. Based on citizen survey responses, they developed an evidence-based lexicon -- instead of scientists’ jargon -- to improve the communication of climate change.
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