Category Archives: Policy

Risk assessment: What is the plausible ‘worst scenario’ for climate change?

by Judith Curry

We know that climate change is a problem – but how big a problem is it? We have to answer this question before we can make a good decision about how much effort to put into dealing with it.

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Decision strategies for uncertain, complex situations

by Judith Curry

How to gain clarity when making decisions in uncertain and complex situations.

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Is the EPA’s Clean Power Plan legal? Lawyers and law professors disagree

by Judith Curry

We polled 130 environmental attorneys and law professors from around the country about the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. The results might surprise you. – Brian Potts and Abigail Barnes

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Science, uncertainty and advocacy

by Judith Curry

I’m attending an interesting conference in Nottingham:  Circling the square: universities, the media, citizens and politics.

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State of the climate debate in the U.S.

by Judith Curry

I am just about to head to London, to make my presentation in the House of Lords:  State of the Climate Debate in the U.S.

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What matters (and doesn’t) in the G7 Climate Declaration

by Judith Curry

Most reactions ignore the fact that the G8 leaders already agreed to “the goal of achieving at least a 50% reduction of global emissions by 2050” in advance of the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009. (You judge the results.) – Michael Levi

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Driving in the dark

by Judith Curry

Long-term strategies should be built not on “visions” of the future but instead on the premise that longer term predictions (that is, forecasts of situations years and decades out), however presently credible, will probably prove wrong. – Richard Danzig

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