Society’s need for information about the potential risks of a changing climate and what to do about them has never been greater. People are faced with making decisions about earth and human systems that are complex and sometimes unpredictable. Communicating the science clearly and educating students is necessary for more people to participate in making informed choices about the climate. However, people rarely make decisions based only on scientific information; they also take into account their own goals and needs, knowledge and skills, values and beliefs.
Key Resources: Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda; Characterizing Risk in Climate Change Assessments: Proceedings of a Workshop; Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change; Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate