Mehta, L., Adam, H.N. & Srivastava, S. (2019). Unpacking uncertainty and climate change from ‘above’ and ‘below’ Reg Environ Change 19, 1529–1532.
Climate change undoubtedly is one of the most significant development challenges of our times. Research over the last few decades has demonstrated clearly the links between anthropogenically induced emissions and climatic changes. Despite these scientific advancements, uncertainties persist at multiple scales; with respect to future societal emissions, predictions of accuracy, frequency and scale of climatic events, or possible feedback loops.
The current extreme weather events across the globe bear testimony to such aspects of uncertainty. How should one prepare for and engage with a phenomenon that remains subject to so many dimensions of uncertainty, both at an ‘abstract’ scientific level and in the everyday lives of ordinary people? What could be the possible pathways towards a more just and fairer world under conditions of climatic uncertainty? These are the key questions explored in a recently published special issue of Regional Environmental Change, entitled ‘Unpacking uncertainty and climate change from ‘above’ and ‘below’ , edited by Lyla Mehta, Hans Nicolai Adam and Shilpi Srivastava.
Read the full text at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-019-01539-y.
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