Expert Judgment for Climate Change Adaptation

Philosophy of Science 83 (5):1110-1121 (2016)
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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.

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Roman Frigg
London School of Economics
Casey Helgeson
Pennsylvania State University