Thursday, April 9, 2009

Standardizing our language for climate change

These are quotations from the following link:
    • Bowman agrees with the National Research Council that scientific understanding of climate change has outstripped society's capacity to use the knowledge. Bowman says the solution is to adapt scientific communication to make the science behind climate change comprehensible to non-experts. "Simplifying the complex science and translating the scientific language allows all members of society – both policy makers and consumers – to confront the climate crisis and make informed decisions. We need to put the science in the hands of the people," says Bowman.
    • ...urge scientists to establish a single frame of reference for atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and rising global temperatures. Standardized measurement will provide the public with consistent reporting on these critical parameters, reduce confusion, and help decision-makers to base their sustainability choices on accurate science.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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