• Heidi Stiller posted an update in the group Group logo of Risk Mitigation and Community Resilience CommunityRisk Mitigation and Community Resilience Community 8 years, 2 months ago

    Article by Lubchenco and Karl in Physics Today — includes call for social science:
    “Intelligence, however, is only as valuable as society’s capacity to use it. Improving response to forecasts will require a weather-ready nation whose citizens, emergency managers, and businesses understand and value the forecast and warning services provided and use them to make informed decisions. Improving response will rely on social science research aimed at understanding how best to deliver timely, useable, credible information. Can people access and understand the information that NOAA provides? Do they respond in ways that protect themselves and their property whenever possible? With those questions in mind, let’s now focus on the key strategies and challenges for improving and more effectively using critical environmental intelligence.”

    Predicting and managing extreme weather events
    Jane Lubchenco and Thomas R. Karl
    http://www.physicstoday.org/resource/1/phtoad/v65/i3/p31_s1?ver=pdfcov&bypassSSO=1

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