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 at the PERITIA conference in Dublin

Mason Majszak will present a talk titled Integrating Localized Expert Judgment for Climate Change Policy Making in the Face of Extreme Events at the Rethinking Policy, Expertise and Trust Conference hosted by the PERITIA research project in Dublin, Ireland. For more information see the program website.

Talk at a PAGES workshop in Potsdam

Vincent Lam will give a talk on Climate modelling and structural stability at a PAGES workshop in the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam.

Talk at the University of Geneva

Vincent Lam is invited to give a talk in the conference series of PhilEAs. His talk is entitled Epistemology of climate emergency and will be in French (Epistémologie de l'urgence climatique).

Talk at the University of Helsinki

Mason Majszak will give a joint talk with Carlo Martini at the Centre for Philosophy of Social Science in Helsinki, on their co-authored paper Values within Boundaries - Climate Science and Tipping Points. The talk will be in hybrid format, see the seminar page for more details.

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