“This documentary has really captured the emerging sense of excitement between providers and users of weather and climate prediction, in developing real end-to-end forecast systems. The film successfully engages some of the world leaders in this field, who discuss developments in the underpinning science and the ways in which this science can be used to improve the quality of lives of ordinary people, particularly in developing countries where weather and climate can be so brutal.”
“This film highlights the imbalance of substantial investment in research into climate science but minimal investment in making science useful,”says Emma Visman, HFP’s Futures Manager who has pioneered an exchange initiative involving climate scientists and policy and development experts in the humanitarian sector.
“I really think it hit the nail on the head. I watched this video the other day and it is fantastic. My colleagues love it too. I plan to show it to a lot of people,” said Jill Rischbieth, Communication Advisor for the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Program (PACCSAP). “
“I wish our policymakers and donor community would watch this film and take appropriate decisions to save lives from disasters. This is one of very few documents which are able to bring to light the need for bridging science, institutions and society,” said Bapon Fakhruddin, Bangkok hydrologist with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (RIMES).
“We plan to use ‘Decoding Science-Reducing Risk’ and another HFP film, ‘Building Resilience-A Farmer’s Forecast’ as a training resource,” said Richard Ewbank, Climate Advisor to Christian Aid.
“I'm really impressed with this film as it captures the issues so well. It reminds me why it's essential to create opportunities for genuine dialogue between scientists and people trying to manage huge environmental change challenges. I plan to include the film in the online resource bank we’re developing for Knowledge Exchange practitioners in LWEC accredited activities.”
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