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Climate Modelling

Philosophical and Conceptual Issues

Editors: Lloyd, Elisabeth, Winsberg, Eric (Eds.)

  • Includes contributions from Linda Mearns and Reto Knutti, members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Consolidates the views of leading experts and observers on the philosophical and conceptual issues of climate modelling
  • Provides an early and important contribution to the emerging field of the Philosophy of Climate Science  
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About this book

This edited collection of works by leading climate scientists and philosophers introduces readers to issues in the foundations, evaluation, confirmation, and application of climate models. It engages with important topics directly affecting public policy, including the role of doubt, the use of satellite data, and the robustness of models.

Climate Modelling provides an early and significant contribution to the burgeoning Philosophy of Climate Science field that will help to shape our understanding of these topics in both philosophy and the wider scientific context. It offers insight into the reasons we should believe what climate models say about the world but addresses the issues that inform how reliable and well-confirmed these models are.

This book will be of interest to students of climate science, philosophy of science, and of particular relevance to policy makers who depend on the models that forecast future states of the climate and ocean in order to make public policy decisions.

About the authors

Elisabeth A. Lloyd is Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, USA. She specializes in the philosophy of climate science and the philosophy of evolutionary biology.

Eric Winsberg is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida. His research interests include models and simulations, the philosophy of climate science, and the philosophy of physics, as well as general philosophy of science.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lloyd, Elisabeth A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How Do We Know We’re Not Wrong?

    Oreskes, Naomi

    Pages 31-64

  • Satellite Data and Climate Models

    Lloyd, Elisabeth A.

    Pages 65-71

  • Fact Sheet for “Consistency of Modeled and Observed Temperature Trends in the Tropical Troposphere”

    Santer, Ben (et al.)

    Pages 73-84

  • Consistency of Modeled and Observed Temperature Trends in the Tropical Troposphere

    Santer, B. D. (et al.)

    Pages 85-136

Buy this book

eBook £105.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65058-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £131.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-65057-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Modelling
Book Subtitle
Philosophical and Conceptual Issues
Editors
  • Elisabeth Lloyd
  • Eric Winsberg
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65058-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65058-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65057-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 497
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations
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