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Five dimensions of climate science reductionism

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The tendency of modern science to reduce complex phenomena into their component parts has many advantages for advancing knowledge. However, such reductionism in climate science is also a problem because it narrows the evidence base, limiting visions of possible futures and the ways they might be achieved.

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    • Jonathan Rigg
  2. College of Social Work, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

    • Lisa Reyes Mason

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