Weather literacy in times of climate change

As climate change unfolds, extreme weather events are on the rise world-wide. Extreme weather requires behavioral adaptations by individuals—yet people easily misjudge weather risks even in critical situations.

The main goal of this project is to support a comprehensive assessment of weather literacy—in order to identify and successfully target potentially consequential misconceptions. By weather literacy, we mean the ability to understand weather risks and forecast uncertainty in order to anticipate and adapt to severe weather conditions. Boosting weather literacy may help to support informed decisions today—but also to understand the tangible risks that climate change implies for the future.

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Use weather literacy questions

You would like to use the weather literacy questions?
Please find all questions in English and German at the repository at the Open Science Framework.

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Post, comment or vote for ideas on boosting weather literacy at
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