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Five Dimensions of Climate Science Reductionism

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.