Coping with and Communicating Uncertainty

Chapter
Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 54)

Abstract

Understanding and communicating uncertain and complex dynamics is one of the biggest challenges to mobilising action in the face of climate change as well as a wide range of other environmental issues. This short chapter provides some reflections that draw on a wide range of different disciplines as to how to potential communicate uncertainties. It is suggested that applying a diverse range of insights on motivating action in the face of complex science and uncertain futures could enhance the cohesiveness of cross-sector action and ingenuity of the approaches to climate change adaptation at the watershed level.

Keywords

Inter-disciplinary approaches to managing uncertainty Communicating uncertainty Behavioural economics Scientific complexity Climate change adaptation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Group on Climate Change and Climate Impacts Institute for Environmental SciencesUniversity of GenevaCarougeSwitzerland

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