Philosophy Talks - 50
The Human Responsibility for Climate Change: Are Climate Scientists Able to Give a Traceable Account of Their Judgements and Predictions?
12/3/2019 2:00 PM
YER : Student Center, K101 Meeting Room
İstanbul Şehir University Department of Philosophy

Frank Zenker
Boğaziçi University Department of Philosophy

Climate scientists must give a traceable account of their probability judgements regarding a climate-model outcome, explaining their overall probability judgement given alternative models and research lines. 
To demonstrate the focal challenge, we analyze parts of the 2013 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), treating the likelihood that anthropogenic factors drive climate change. 
By reconstructing its (covert) argumentative structure, we show the difference between the actual report and what a traceable account would require.