The Role of Models in Prediction for Decision

  title={The Role of Models in Prediction for Decision},
  author={Roger A. Pielke},
The processes of science and decision making share an important characteristic: success in each depends upon researchers or decision makers having some ability to anticipate the consequences of their actions. The predictive capacity of science holds great appeal for decision makers who are grappling with complex and controversial environmental issues by promising to enhance their ability to determine a need for and outcomes of alternative decisions. As a result, the very process of science can… CONTINUE READING

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