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What is climate science?

Most of us would instinctively understand science primarily through a physical and quantitative lens.

Most of us would instinctively understand science primarily through a physical and quantitative lens.

In this video, we consider the merits of the scientification of climate – in particular, its ability to expand our knowledge of climate into one that is discoverable and predictable. Despite the quantum leaps in climate science, it bodes well to remember that it is ultimately still bound by place and politics of its origin.

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