Journal Article

Economic and Political Weekly 53.31

Uncertainty in Climate Science: Extreme Weather Events in India

Published on 4 August 2018

In May 2018, multiple extreme weather events claimed scores of lives, damaged property and brought public life to a standstill in parts of India. In the aftermath of these events, a blame game ensued with some assigning responsibility to scientific and state agencies, and others calling for more research and accurate weather forecasts.

It is important to recognise the uncertainties in climate science and embrace them in order to channel resources appropriately, attribute causality, build public trust, and improve policy effectiveness.


Lyla Mehta

Professorial Fellow

Shilpi Srivastava

Research Fellow

Publication details

Adam, H.N.; Mehta, L. and Srivastava, S.
Economic and Political Weekly, volume 53, issue 31


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