Winsberg who is professor of philosophy at the university of south florida both explains how climate scientists try to understand the chaotic and complex system that is the earths atmosphere and uses climate science as an extended case study of how scientific knowledge is created and debated before it is used to inform public policy. The philosophy of climate science lies a reflection on the methodology used to reach various conclusions about how the climate may evolve and what we should do about it the philosophy of the philosophy of. 3 questions how philosophy can address the problem of climate change mit professor of philosophy kieran setiya explores how individuals and societies can think about and act on climate change school of humanities arts and social sciences. Climate science can benefit from the epistemological sophistication of philosophers and philosophy can benefit from reflecting on an area of science that is quite different from those areas most studied by philosophers climate science is model driven and experiments are performed on super computers even what counts as data in this area is . Articles climate science falsifiability richard lawson shows how karl popper can help settle the climate debate policymakers worldwide face a major headache relating to energy strategy on the one hand most climate scientists are warning that we must make a radical change away from reliance on carbon based fossil fuels in order to avoid a catastrophic long term change in global climate
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