The tendency of modern science to reduce complex phenomena into their component parts has many advantages for advancing knowledge. However, such reductionism in climate science is also a problem because it narrows the evidence base, limiting visions of possible futures and the ways they might be achieved.
Project: Environment and Social Development
Rigg, J., & Mason, L. R. (2018). Five dimensions of climate science reductionism. Nature Climate Change, 8, 1030-1032.