[pccgrads] NOAA Webinar: Nov 3 "Communicating Climate Uncertainty: Helping Students Become Smart Information Consumers"

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Communicating Climate Uncertainty: Helping Students Become Smart Information

Tue, November 3, 7:30pm - 9:30pm


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NOAA - Science Seminar Series

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tracy.gill at noaa.gov


OneNOAA Science Seminar Series Presenter: Tarlise "Tarlie" Townsend from the
University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy Seminar Sponsor:NOAA
Climate Stewards; point of contact is <mailto:Bruce.Moravchik at noaa.gov>
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Number for this Webinar is: 111-626-755 Abstract: Does uncertainty about the
impacts of climate change suggests that scientists aren't sure climate
change is even happening? Or, perhaps, that we should wait to take
mitigation or resilience actions until further research reduces that
uncertainty? These are a few of the questions students might raise about the
uncertainty in climate change predictions. Ms. Townsend will address them in
part one of her presentation, discussing the sources of uncertainty in
climate projections, what uncertainty means for scientific consensus, and
how it can actually be harnessed to make better mitigation and resilience
decisions. One takeaway will be that effective use of uncertainty
information requires close attention to what's communicated by the media,
scientists, and interest groups. In the second part of her presentation, Ms.
Townsend will point out common strategies for framing risk and uncertainty
information, highlighting ways that students can be smart information
consumers to avoid being misled. About the Speaker: Tarlise (Tarlie)
Townsend ( <mailto:townsent at umich.edu> townsent at umich.edu) is a Master's
student at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy. After
completing her B.S. in neuroscience and her B.A. in Germanic Studies
(Indiana University, 2012), Tarlie spent a year studying risk and
uncertainty communication at Berlin's Max Planck Institute for Human
Development, where she was a DAAD Scholar. She then took what she had
learned into the field: as a Henry Luce Scholar working in Vietnam's
Ministry of Science and Technology, she and her colleagues used field
experiments to investigate how rural Vietnamese perceive climate change and
uncertainty. In future projects, she looks forward to studying ways to link
behavioral science with policy. (Tarlise "Tarlie" Townsend from the
University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy)

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