Improving climate change communication: moving beyond scientific certainty

Communication of climate certainty? Climate science seems to throw a hodge-podge of spotty measurements, mixed with assumptions and derive trends that exceed accuracy of measurements. It then reports and compares means without statistical comparison of those differences and makes statements with great certainty. It uses models with very poor predictive values and some communicate certainty that they have the key to controlling future global temperature. It would be akin to building a “precision” clock with a ruler that has the lowest measurement at 1″ and guaranteeing the number of seconds it will gain or lose in 100 years. An interesting discussion on communications from political science/sociology.

Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry

A new report from The University of Nottingham looks at whether climate scientists threaten their own scientific credibility when trying to make their research accessible to members of the public.

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