Posts Tagged ‘science communication’

GUEST BLOG: Talking sensible science when wondering about the weather

By Georgina Glaser, Voice of Young Science member Talking about science when you’re a PhD student seems like it should be an obvious prerequisite and an easy task. For some people, it is. For others, it is far more difficult. Reasons for this can be the intimidation of other scientists who you believe ‘know more […]

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Tell me a story… How do climate perceptions match up to observations?

By Helen Greatrex. “I don’t know the reasons, but I know the climate is changing,” Medhin Reda, a 45-year-old farmer eking a living for her family from two rain-fed fields in northern Ethiopia, said. “I don’t really remember drought seasons as a child… The rain was good.” [1] The world would be nothing without stories.  […]

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Communicating climate variability

Our evolving climate: communicating the effects of internal variability [Part of an article to appear in ‘Weather’] It is “very likely” that humans have caused most of the warming of the Earth’s climate since the mid-20th century; this was a key conclusion of the 4th Assessment Report (AR4; Solomon et al., 2007) of the Intergovernmental […]

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Week 5: Are we getting it right?

Science communication is a hot topic in the media. The accuracy of weather forecasts, in particular long-range projections, is often found to come under fire. In forecasting there is no single future eventuality we can be certain will occur. There are always uncertainties associated with the observations and models used to make predictions. Nowadays ensemble […]

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