The Epistemology of Climate Change research project investigates the philosophy of science dimensions of the climate and environmental challenges.

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Its current focus includes the epistemic and methodological foundations of climate (and Earth system) science and modelling (including machine learning techniques), causal and explanatory strategies for extreme climate events, and tipping points in natural and social systems in the context of climate change. More

Consult our publications and annotated bibliography.

The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and is hosted at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Bern and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research.

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The spring 2023 seminar on Philosophical issues in modeling climate change is ongoing.

Talk in Milan

Vincent Lam is invited to give a talk in the workshop Numbers and Stories: New Directions in Climate Change Research at the Politecnico di Milano.

Paper on expert judgment in climate science

The paper co-authored by Mason Majszak and Julie Jebeile, titled Expert judgment in climate science: how it is used and how it can be justified, has recently been accepted in Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science.

Talk at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Vincent Lam is invited to give a talk on The epistemology of climate emergency in the PhilETAS research group.

Talk in Geneva

Vincent Lam is invited to give a talk in the Quodlibeta series at the University of Geneva. His talk is entitled Anthropocene, planetary boundaries and tipping points: interdisciplinarity and values in Earth system science.

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