Shackley, S. and Wynne, B. E. (1995) Integrating knowledges for climate change: pyramids, nets and uncertainties. Global Environmental Change, 5 (2). pp. 113-126.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper analyses two dominant ways of conceptualising the research agendas in the climate change sphere, the ‘knowledge pyramid’ and the ‘knowledge net’. Using the idea of a ‘certainty trough’ from sociology of science, and employing crop models as an example, it explores the sometimes terse relationship between climate modellers and the climate impacts community. The pressures to develop a more holisitic analysis are discussed, but we argue that much integrated assessment modelling still exhibits an implicit and acultural reductionism, and frequently misconstrues the character and significance of uncertainty as well as the role of analytical knowledge in policy making.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Global Environmental Change|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2009 12:44|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2015 00:07|
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