Panel session 7 – Communication – uncertainty is irrelevant

Decision making in the face of uncertainty is challenging, but uncertainty shouldn’t be used as an excuse for not considering climate change adaptation and investing in it where appropriate. Real and perceived uncertainties provide a key barrier to some people and organisations accepting the urgency of addressing climate change. They can also be a barrier to both a willingness to, and acknowledgement of the existing ability to, make responsible decisions about investing in adaptation.

 
Chair: James Duggie (Department of Environment Regulation, WA)

Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, Griffith University
Joseph Reser
Griffith University, Australia
Research Fellow, University of Sydney
Tim Capon
University of Sydney, Australia
Manager, Climate Monitoring Section at Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Karl Braganza
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Collaborative Research Fellow at Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies
Celeste Young
Victoria University, Australia