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Climate Change and the "Confidence Trap": A Podcast with Roger Cooke

Oct 14, 2017 | Peter Nelson, Roger M. Cooke

In a new podcast, RFF Senior Fellow Roger Cooke discusses the "confidence trap" and how it distorts the debate about how to respond to the threat of climate change.

We also touch on the ways that the burden of proof is "gerrymandered" in favor of climate skeptics and the role that expert judgment and uncertainty quantification can play in clarifying the issues at stake.​

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