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Let's accept climate uncertainties and start planning for them with honesty

A column on the climate set off yet another dangerous tempest of exaggeration and simplification

Andrew Revkin | ProPublica 

Last fall, I attended a meeting of the Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty, hosted by the World Bank. The small, somewhat ad-hoc organization has a quirky name but an urgent goal — helping governments, companies and international agencies grapple with complicated problems with enormous and enduring consequences, from forging climate change policy to avoiding the collapse of a financial system. Given that the workshop took place one week after the 2016 election, and given the dismissive stance on climate change of the president-elect, climate policy was a big ...

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First Published: Wed, May 03 2017. 08:26 IST
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