Adam Corner

Dr Adam Corner is a researcher and writer who specialises in the psychology of communicating climate change. He is the Research Director for the Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN), and holds an Honorary Research Fellow position in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. He has written widely in academic publications and the national media (e.g., The Guardian) about the challenges of overcoming politically motivated scepticism and engaging the public on climate change, including the limitations of Freedom of Information legislation for 'democratising' science. He is especially interested in the tension between normative goals (such as promoting sustainable behaviour) and the long-standing norms of neutrality and disinterestedness which govern scientific research, and the challenge that communicating climate change poses in this regard.

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Announcing the Uncertainty Handbook

Posted on 6 July 2015 by Adam Corner

Have you ever struggled with the communication of climate change uncertainties? Are you frustrated by climate sceptics using uncertainty - inherent in any area of complex science - as a justification for delaying policy responses? Then the new ‘Uncertainty Handbook’ - a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN) - is for you. The handbook was authored by Dr. Adam Corner (COIN), Professor Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol), Dr Mary Phillips (University of Bristol) and Olga Roberts (COIN)All are experts in their fields and have expertise relating to the role of uncertainty in climate change or how best to communicate it.

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