Should We Care About The Worst-Case Scenario When It Comes To Climate Change?

28th September 2017

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Dr Simon Beard has written a solid piece featured in the Huffington Post answering the question “Should We Care About the Worst-Case Scenario When it Comes to Climate Change?” This piece draws on themes from an ESRC funded workshop on Risk, Uncertainty and Catastrophe Scenarios convened by Simon and Dr Kai Spiekerman. The report from the workshop can be found here.

Back in February 2017 CSER co-hosted Prof Ramanathan for a public lecture on Climate Change, Morphing into an Existential Threat – in August 2017 he published the paper “Well below 2 °C: Mitigation strategies for avoiding dangerous to catastrophic climate changes” that investigates climate change scenarios with effects “beyond catastrophic”.