Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Climate Predictions are Better Understood by Adding Numerical Estimates to Verbal Communications, According to Carnegie Mellon Research
Carnegie Mellon News
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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By: Shilo Rea