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The IPCC in an age of social media

Nature Climate Change volume 5, pages 284286 (2015) | Download Citation

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How should the IPCC communicate its findings, not just to policymakers, but to a wider audience? In today's online environment, readers demand an open and transparent interaction, but the responses must be both rapid and authoritative. As the IPCC debates its future, it must be bold in engaging with social media.

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