UK public ‘most concerned’ about coronavirus – more than Spain or Italy, study suggests

“Risk perception” among UK population greater than in nine other countries surveyed for latest research.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  risk  social-psychology

Uncertainty about facts can be reported without damaging public trust in news – study

A series of experiments – including one on the BBC News website –finds the use of numerical ranges in news reports helps us grasp the uncertainty of stats while maintaining trust in data and its sources. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  risk  uncertainty  statistics  journalism

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  business  climate  risk

Opinion: Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss – no country is sufficiently prepared

Two Cambridge risk researchers discuss how national governments are still stuck on "old problems", and run through the things that should be keeping our leaders awake at night. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 1, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change artificial-intelligence public-policy risk pandemic

Governments are failing to understand global catastrophic risks and need to take urgent action, says new report

Governments are failing to understand the human-driven catastrophic risks that threaten global security, prosperity and potential, and could in the worst case lead to mass harm and societal collapse, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: risk risk-and-uncertainty spotlight-on-risk

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