Uncertainty in Climate Science: Extreme Weather Events in India

"In May 2018, multiple extreme weather events claimed scores of lives, damaged property and brought public life to a standstill in parts of India. In the aftermath of these events, a blame game ensued with some assigning responsibility to scientific and state agencies, and others calling for more research and accurate weather forecasts. It is important to recognise the uncertainties in climate science and embrace them in order to channel resources appropriately, attribute causality, build public trust, and improve policy effectiveness".

Article in 'Economic & Political Weekly' by Hans Nicolai Adam, Lyla Mehta & Shilpi Srivastava.

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This article draws on research conducted for the project 'Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation', headed by IDS/Noragric Professor Lyla Mehta and funded by the Research Council of Norway. 

Published 8. August 2018 - 10:02 - Updated 8. August 2018 - 10:31