Communicating Climate Change

Connecting Cognitive Science and Climate Science

10-11 November 2016

Venue: British Computer Society, LondonWorkshop logo

Organising Committee: Jordan Harold, Kenny Coventry, Irene Lorenzoni, Thomas Shipley.
University of East Anglia logo       Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research logo



How can scientific and technical evidence about climate change be made more accessible to diverse audiences to support their decision-making?

This two-day interdisciplinary workshop in London UK, organised by the School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, brought together expertise from the cognitive science, psychology, climate science and policy-making communities, with the goal of improving accessibility to climate science evidence.

Up-to-date understandings on presenting complex scientific information for decision-making, such as data presented in graphs and maps, and through language, was presented and discussed. The workshop also enabled the sharing of ideas to inform future research goals and opportunities for future collaboration.


Thank you

We would like to thank all the participants at the workshop for their contributions over the two days.

The website has been updated with slides from the talks (where these have been made available) and shared resources that support the goal of widening the accessibility of scientific data to diverse audiences.

Workshop group photo


Keynote Speakers

Professor Sara Fabrikant – Geographic Information Visualization & Analysis
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Professor Nigel Harvey – Judgement and Decision-Making
(University College London, UK)

Dr Candice Howarth – Science-Policy Interface, and Decision-Making in Society
(University of Surrey, UK)

Professor Alfons Maes – Communication and Information Sciences
(University of Tilburg, Netherlands)

David Warrilow OBE – Use of Science to Support Policy
(Formerly Head of Science at Department for Energy and Climate Change, UK Government)



The workshop was held at the British Computer Society (BCS), The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.



Workshop programme and talk abstracts.



Useful resources suggsted by workshop participants.



For any queries, please contact the School of Psychology: