Improving communication of uncertainty in the reports of the intergovernmental panel on climate change.

@article{Budescu2009ImprovingCO,
  title={Improving communication of uncertainty in the reports of the intergovernmental panel on climate change.},
  author={David V. Budescu and Stephen B. Broomell and Han-Hui Por},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={299-308}
}
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses information relevant to the understanding of climate change and explores options for adaptation and mitigation. The IPCC reports communicate uncertainty by using a set of probability terms accompanied by global interpretational guidelines. The judgment literature indicates that there are large differences in the way people understand such phrases, and that their use may lead to confusion and errors in communication. We conducted an… CONTINUE READING
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