Climate Science and the Uncertainty Monster (by Judith Curry)

Dr. Judith Curry is Professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology and has recently presented U.S. Congressional Testimony to the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Subcommittee on the environment. The challenges to handling uncertainty at the science-policy interface are framed using the 'monster' metaphor, whereby attempts to tame the monster are described. Uncertainty of climate models is interpreted in the context of model inadequacy, uncertainty in model parameter values, and initial condition uncertainty (IHMC, 2015).

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