Expert judgment for climate change adaptation

Erica Thompson, Roman Frigg, Casey Helgeson

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Abstract

Climate change adaptation is largely a local matter, and adaptation planning can benefit from local climate change projections. Such projections are typically generated by accepting climate model outputs in a relatively uncritical way. We argue, based on the IPCC’s treatment of model outputs from the CMIP5 ensemble, that this approach is unwarranted and that subjective expert judgment should play a central role in the provision of local climate change projections intended to support decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1110-1121
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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