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The global dilemma: a game against nature

Lane, Jan-Erik (2005) The global dilemma: a game against nature. Aussenwirtschaft, 60 . pp. 135-150. ISSN 0004-8224

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A social scientist may be overwhelmed by the sharp controversy among natural scientists about the basic problem of climate change in the globalisation process. Thus, global warming is contested as the true predicament of the environment is not known with certitude. Yet, the global dilemma of climate change may be analysed as a decision problem - classical game against Nature where mankind through its regional and international coordination mechanisms has to choose a decision rule to cope with the uncertainty about basic probabilities concerning potentially immense losses in certain scenarios.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2005 08:47
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 05:15

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