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A Changing Climate for Science

Authors: Lewis, Sophie C.

  • Offers a critical examination of how climate science is communicated to the social and physical sciences
  • Presents a description and assessment of climate science from an insider perspective
  • Provides a first-hand account of aspects of working as a climate scientist
  • Argues that climate science in particular presents us with a unique opportunity to acknowledge and address the gulf between public perception and scientific practice
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About this book

This book offers a critical exploration of first-hand experiences of practicing climate science. It tackles the pivotal question of what, precisely, constitutes contemporary scientific practice. The author offers an insider’s account of the experience of undertaking scientific training and of practicing as a climate scientist in order to examine the gulf between the way that science is perceived and pursued. Lewis delves into this discrepancy, drawing on personal experiences, recent scientific studies, extreme climatic events and political controversies. The book begins by considering the relevance of key concepts such as knowability, credibility, authority and objectivity to the practice of climate science. The following chapters argue that these concepts alone are limiting to our critical understanding climate science and climate change. The book then proposes a new view of scientific practice appropriate for diverse disciplines by arguing that concepts such as transparency and curiosity are equally important to scientific practice as the more familiar key concepts introduced at the start of the book. This book will appeal to climate scientists, social scientists and those interested in the challenges posed by future climate change.

About the authors

Sophie C. Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University (ANU), Australia. She is an investigator in the Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science and has published on past, present and future climate change and variability. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £29.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54265-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £37.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54264-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Changing Climate for Science
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54265-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54265-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54264-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 157
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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