Overflowing with uncertainty
Controversies regarding epistemic wagers in climate-economy models
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This chapter relates questions of overflow to epistemic politics – the social process of establishing what constitutes valid and robust knowledge within a specific community of practice. The community of practice in this case pertains to the scientific field of climate economics, a subfield of economics that deals with the potential effects of climate change understood in economic terms and the potential costs and benefits of various measures geared toward mitigating that change. It focuses on various policy measures undertaken to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, and specifically the most common (albeit not most potent) of these: carbon dioxide.

Overwhelmed by overflows?

How people and organizations create and manage excess


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