The IPCC and the politics of anticipation

In the emerging post-Paris climate governance regime, the role of scientific expertise is radically changing. The IPCC in particular may find itself in a new role, where projections of future climate function as a kind of regulatory science. This poses great challenges to conventional ideals of scientific neutrality.

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This work was funded by the German DFG in the context of the Priority Program Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities? (SPP 1689), and by the University of Nottingham International Collaboration Fund.

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Beck, S., Mahony, M. The IPCC and the politics of anticipation. Nature Clim Change 7, 311–313 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3264

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