Acknowledging uncertainty impacts public acceptance of climate scientists’ predictions

Source: Nature.com

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 14 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0587-5

This study shows that expressing uncertainty about best- and worst-case effects of climate change on sea-level rise increases trust in climate scientists and message acceptance but not when the full extent of inevitable uncertainty due to unpredictable storm surges is also acknowledged.

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