Approaches to communicating climatic uncertainties with decision-makers

A new guide from Future Climate for Africa highlights two approaches researchers use to communicate climate projections, and the associated uncertainties, in west and southern African contexts. These approaches include: Presenting traditional scientific data visuals using slide-sets; and Climate risk narratives or stories about possible futures, co-produced between stakeholders and researchers. The guide includes recommendations for how best to incorporate these approaches into wider stakeholder engagement processes and contexts, and the constraints and opportunities associated with each approach. It also provides ‘good practice’ guidelines for communicating uncertainty and signposts further resources on the topic for communicators of climate science.

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