They say that seeing is believing, and that’s the problem with air pollution: it’s mostly invisible. How can we reduce our exposure if we don’t know where and to what extent we’re being exposed?
The idea behind public dialogue is that the public are listened to and their concerns and aspirations are taken into consideration, as much as NERC takes into consideration the views of other stakeholders in research, such as business or policy.
Scientists are appealing to the public to help digitise historical rainfall records, so that climate scientists can better understand the causes of wet and dry weather. By recording this information about rain online, we can help unlock answers to questions about our weather and changing climate.