Representing Uncertainty in Global Climate Change Science and Policy: Boundary-Ordering Devices and Authority

@article{Shackley1996RepresentingUI,
  title={Representing Uncertainty in Global Climate Change Science and Policy: Boundary-Ordering Devices and Authority},
  author={S. Shackley and B. Wynne},
  journal={Science, Technology & Human Values},
  year={1996},
  volume={21},
  pages={275 - 302}
}
This article argues that, in public and policy contexts, the ways in which many scientists talk about uncertainty in simulations of future climate change not only facilitates communications and cooperation between scientific and policy communities but also affects the perceived authority of science. Uncertainty tends to challenge the authority of chmate science, especially if it is used for policy making, but the relationship between authority and uncertainty is not simply an inverse one. In… Expand
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