News & Views | Published:

CLIMATE POLICY

A risk-seeking future

The 2014 IPCC Assessment expresses doubt that the global surface temperature increase will remain within the 2 °C target without deploying risky carbon-capturing or solar radiation-deflecting technologies. New behavioural research suggests that, if the IPCC is right, citizens and policymakers will support such risk-taking.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    IPCC Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report (eds Core Writing Team, Pachauri, R. K. & Meyer, L. A.) (IPCC, 2015).

  2. 2.

    Andrews, T. M., Delton, A. W. & Kline, R. Nat. Clim. Change https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0266-y (2018).

  3. 3.

    Milinski, M., Sommerfeld, R. D., Krambeck, H.-J., Reed, F. A. & Marotzke, J. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 105, 2291–2294 (2008).

  4. 4.

    Farjam, M., Nikolaychuk, O. & Bravo, G. Climatic Change 149, 147–158 (2018).

  5. 5.

    Barrett, S. & Dannenberg, A. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 109, 17372–17376 (2012).

  6. 6.

    Tavoni, A., Dannenberg, a., Kallis, G. & Löschel, al. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 108, 11825–11829 (2011).

  7. 7.

    Burton-Chellew, M. N., May, R. M. & West, S. A. Climatic Change 120, 815–830 (2013).

  8. 8.

    Barrett, S. & Dannenberg, A. Climatic Change 138, 339–351 (2016).

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Greer Gosnell.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark