Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Best practice approaches for characterizing, communicating and incorporating scientific uncertainty in climate decision making

Source: US Climate Change Science Program
"The U.S. Climate Change Science Program has issued its final assessment product presenting a summary of methods and strategies to characterize, analyze, and deal with uncertainty as it relates to climate change and its effects. The report is written to serve the needs of climate scientists, experts assessing the likely impacts and consequences of climate change, as well as technical staff supporting policy makers. The report explores the sources and types of uncertainty, the importance of correctly quantifying those issues, the ability to make decisions in an uncertain environment and how to effectively communicate this information to the public."