‘Confidence from uncertainty’ – new exhibit at the Royal Society on interpreting climate predictions

Posted on 28 Jun 2011 in

What will the effects of climate change actually mean to our society? Providing such details is a huge forecasting problem, and one of today’s great scientific challenges.

This exhibit aims to explore how predictions are made and communicated, how and when probabilities can be deduced, and the role of computer models in these processes. It will involve interactive computer-based probability games and hands-on physical games to do so.

The exhibit is part of 2011’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, which runs from 5-10 July.

Dr David Stainforth, of LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS), is leading the preparation of the exhibit.

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