Uncertainty and Dissent in Climate Risk Assessment: A Post-Normal Perspective

@article{Sluijs2012UncertaintyAD,
  title={Uncertainty and Dissent in Climate Risk Assessment: A Post-Normal Perspective},
  author={Jeroen P. van der Sluijs},
  journal={Nature and Culture},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={174-195}
}
  • J. Sluijs
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Political Science
  • Nature and Culture
Uncertainty complexity and dissent make climate change hard to tackle with normal scientific procedures. In a post-normal perspective the normal science task of “getting the facts right” is still regarded as necessary but no longer as fully feasible nor as sufficient to interface science and policy. It needs to be complemented with a task of exploring the relevance of deep uncertainty and ignorance that limit our ability to establish objective, reliable, and valid facts. This article… 
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