Lessons for Science from the "Year without a Summer" of 1816. What does it take for science to respond to climate change?

Brönnimann, Stefan; Hirsch Hadorn, Gertrude (2013). Lessons for Science from the "Year without a Summer" of 1816. What does it take for science to respond to climate change? GAIA - ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / ecological perspectives for science and society, 22(3), pp. 169-173. Oekom Verlag

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Science is responding in manifold ways to current climate change. What are the perquisites for response, and how can we structure the response? By studying the historical climatic event “Year without a Summer” of 1816 and by relating to Fleck’s theory of genesis and development of a scientific fact, we posit that responding refers to making interlinkages between different notions of climatic change.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Climatology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Brönnimann, Stefan

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

0940-5550

Publisher:

Oekom Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Wälti-Stampfli

Date Deposited:

11 Dec 2013 14:07

Last Modified:

10 Mar 2017 11:03

Uncontrolled Keywords:

climate research, climatic change, heuristics, Ludwik Fleck, science studies, volcanic eruption

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.39433

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/39433

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