Climate Predictions are Better Understood by Adding Numerical Estimates to Verbal Communications, According to Carnegie Mellon Research-Social and Decision Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Climate Predictions are Better Understood by Adding Numerical Estimates to Verbal Communications, According to Carnegie Mellon Research

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Steven Broomell
Steven Broomell

Scientists describing phenomena such as global warming would be better served by using both numbers and verbal terms to communicate their findings, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change.

"Supplementing standard language with numeric values clarifies the amount of uncertainty a scientist is dealing with for most individuals around the world," Broomell said. "This is precisely the type of communication strategies required to effectively convey information about climate science as well as many other uncertain global issues.".

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