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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

The construction of global warming and the politics of science

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEMERITT D. ;

Abstract

By retracing the history of climate modeling and of several scientific controversies, the A. unmasks the tacit social and epistemic commitments implied by its specific practices. The specific scientific framing of global climate change has reinforced and been reinforced by the technocratic inclinations of global climate management. The social organization of climate change science and its articulation with the political process raise important questions about trust, uncertainty, and expertise. The article concludes with a discussion of the political brittleness of this dominant science-led and global-scale formulation of the climate change problem and the need of a more reflexive politics

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 91, no2 [pp. 307-337]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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