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 seminar on Philosophical perspectives for the Anthropocene is ongoing.

New postdoc

Very happy to welcome Philippe Colo, who will work on social tipping points, also in collaboration with Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen from the Institute of Political Science.

Paper on tipping points

Vincent Lam's paper on Abrupt Climate Changes and Tipping Points in the Handbook of Philosophy of Climate Change has finally been published.

Talk at EPSA 2023

Vincent Lam is organising a symposium on Climate Storylines at the 9th biennial meeting of the European Philosophy of Science Association in Belgrade, and is giving a talk on Interdisciplinarity and Values In Earth System Science together with Yannick Rousselot.

Talk at the SILFS 2023 Conference in Urbino, Italy

Mason Majszak will present a talk at the Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science Triennial International Conference (SILFS 2023) in Urbino, Italy. For more information see the conference website.

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