ESSIC researchers Melissa Kenny and Michael Gerst attended the White House Summit on Behavioral Science Insights held on September 15th. Their invitations to the event resulted from inclusion of their research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team 2016 Annual Report.
Produced with Dr. Irina Feygina of the Social and Behavioral Science Team (SBST), which is under the White House National Science and Technology Council, the research analyzes how comprehensible the US. Global Change Research Program's graphic indicators of climate change currently are.
By testing user interpretation and re-designing indicators with low understandability, the team aimed to reduce misunderstandings and the complexity of indicators. Their work will aid policy makers’ understanding the environmental issues shown through the indicators.