Climate Scientists To Employ Honest Serving Man
The research examines the idea of looking at climate change projections from a different angle, shifting the emphasis from "what" to "when".
Lead author Dr Manoj Joshi, from the University of Reading, said:
"This approach to communicating the impacts and uncertainties of climate change draws attention to rates of change rather than just the change itself. It complements existing methods, and should be employed more widely."
It's all about new ways to communicate, apparently we haven't been told the "when" bit before. Good news because as you will recall the rhetor Hermagoras of Temnos defined seven "circumstances" (μόρια περιστάσεως 'elements of circumstance') as the loci of an issue:
Quis, quid, quando, ubi, cur, quem ad modum, quibus adminiculis.
(Who, what, when, where, why, in what way, by what means)
Or as our favourite author on this blog put it:
I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
Applying them to all announcements will be a great help..