Predicting our climate future

Fri 22 Mar 2024 -
08:30 - 09:30

Human-induced climate change is changing the physical, financial, and societal risks faced by almost all aspects of society. Understanding what can and can’t be said about these changing risks is central to responding effectively.

In this webinar Prof David Stainforth presents some of the central ideas from his new book: ‘Predicting Our Climate Future: what we know, what we don’t know, and what we can’t know’.

He presents issues related to the origins and robustness of knowledge. And he explains why you should absolutely trust some of the conclusions from climate science while treating others with much more caution.

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David Stainforth is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick. His research experience spans climate modelling, climate economics, the philosophy of climate science, quality and uncertainty assessments of climate information, and decision making under deep uncertainty.