Climate Science: An Empirical Example of Postnormal Science

  title={Climate Science: An Empirical Example of Postnormal Science},
  author={Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  • D. Bray, H. Storch
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Education
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
This paper addresses the views regarding the certainty and uncertainty of climate science knowledge held by contemporary climate scientists. More precisely, it addresses the extension of this knowledge into the social and political realms as per the definition of postnormal science. The data for the analysis is drawn from a response rate of approximately 40% from a survey questionnaire mailed to 1000 scientists in Germany, the United States, and Canada, and from a series of in-depth interviews… 

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