Government plans to improve and clarify public communication of climate science

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4247
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London, UK

The government has promised to take steps to improve and clarify the communication of climate science to the general public in a newly published official response document.1

In April this year the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee published a critical report after its inquiry into communicating climate science.2 It said that the government was failing to communicate climate science clearly and effectively to the public and that there was little evidence of coordination among government, its agencies, and public bodies on communicating this science, despite various policies to tackle climate change.

In its official response published on 23 June, the government addressed …

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