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BIOUNCERTAINTY project reseach seminar: Jeroen Hopster (Universität Graz) „Climate Possibilities and Precautionary Principles”

Date: 18.10.2019
Start Time: 13.00
Place: Instytut Filozofii UJ, s. 25
Organiser: Interdyscyplinarne Centrum Etyki UJ (INCET)

There are different kinds of uncertainties involved in climate science and policy. In this talk I distinguish between some of them, and reflect on their ethical implications. Specifically, I reflect on the question of whether there is a need, in the context of climate science, to advance so-called possibilistic scenario’s. What are possibilistic scenarios? Are they distinct from probabilistic predictions? And what is their relevance for precautionary principles?

There are different kinds of uncertainties involved in climate science and policy. In this talk I distinguish between some of them, and reflect on their ethical implications. Specifically, I reflect on the question of whether there is a need, in the context of climate science, to advance so-called possibilistic scenario’s. What are possibilistic scenarios? Are they distinct from probabilistic predictions? And what is their relevance for precautionary principles?