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Workshop: The roles of climate models: epistemic, ethical and socio-political perspectives

A workshop: The roles of climate models: epistemic, ethical and socio-political perspectives was held at the Philosophy Department of TU/e on October 31st and November 1st.

Background:

Climate models influence our understanding of climate change, its causes and its future. They are a central technology of climate science. But they are also sources of information for far-reaching policy decisions, sites of multidisciplinary integration, products of distributed epistemic labor and much more. As a consequence, climate models are of significant interest to scholars in philosophy, history of science, and science and technology studies. This workshop will bring together well-regarded scholars in these fields along with established climate scientists to explore the epistemic, ethical and socio-political roles that climate models play, their interactions and implications.

Participants:

Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Judith Curry (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Suraje Dessai (University of Leeds)

Matthias Heymann (Aarhus University)

Rafaela Hillerbrand (Deflt University of Technology)

Kristen Intemann (Montana State University)

Joyashree Roy (Jadavpur University)

Gavin Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies)

David Sexton (the MET Office)

Lenny Smith (London School of Economics)

Behnam Taebi (Delft University of Technology)

Erica Thompson (London School of Economics)

Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Steven Yearley (University of Edinburgh)

Organizers

Joel Katzav (TU-Eindhoven), Wendy Parker (Durham) and Johan Schot (TU-Eindhoven)