The Science of Climate Change

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What constitutes 'dangerous anthropogenic interference' is a value judgment arrived at through a socio-political process, taking issues like equity and sustainability into account. Science provides key information needed to arrive at an informed judgment. However, that judgment is primarily a political one, and not a purely scientific decision. Such judgments are based on risk assessment, and lead to risk management choices by decision makers, about actions and policies.

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Makundi, Willy R. September 20, 2002.

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What constitutes 'dangerous anthropogenic interference' is a value judgment arrived at through a socio-political process, taking issues like equity and sustainability into account. Science provides key information needed to arrive at an informed judgment. However, that judgment is primarily a political one, and not a purely scientific decision. Such judgments are based on risk assessment, and lead to risk management choices by decision makers, about actions and policies.

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  • Central American Regional Capacity-BuildingWorkshop on Climate Change, Turialba, Costa Rica,09/16-20/2002

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  • Report No.: LBNL--52790
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 918107
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc887885

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Makundi, Willy R. The Science of Climate Change, article, September 20, 2002; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc887885/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.