Using Specific Language to Describe Risk and Probability

  title={Using Specific Language to Describe Risk and Probability},
  author={Anthony Patt and Daniel P. Schrag},
Good assessment of environmental issues, such as climate change, requires effective communication of the degree of uncertainty associated with numerous possible outcomes. One strategy that accomplishes this, while responding to people’s difficulty understanding numeric probability estimates, is the use of specific language to describe probability ranges. This is the strategy adopted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in their Third Assessment Report. There is a problem with this… CONTINUE READING

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