UCARConnect Feature: March 2015

Uncertainty and the Nature of Science

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This month we delve not into science itself at NCAR and elsewhere, but characteristics that make science a unique way of knowing. In particular, we highlight the concept of scientific uncertainty.

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Linda Mearns

Certain of Scientific Uncertainty

Mearns is an interdisciplinary climate scientist who works on climate scenario development, and characterizing and quantifying uncertainties.

Uncertainty & the Nature of Science Videos

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Scientific Uncertainty

In this video, NCAR senior scientist Linda Mearns, talks about scientific uncertainty and the fact that uncertainty is a given and familiar to us all. What we need to ask and quantify in the face of uncertainty is ... when do we know enough to act. 

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