Climate science investigates the structure and dynamics of earths climate system it seeks to understand how global regional and local climates are maintained as well as the processes by which they change over time. This may not be an all purpose book on the philosophy of climate science but it is a book that philosophers of science and philosophically engaged climate scientists should be reading winsberg canvasses how both classic and recent topics in the philosophy of science matter to and can be informed by climate science. Climate change and philosophy presents ten original essays by an international team of expert contributors exploring the important contribution philosophical inquiry can make to contemporary debates to do with climate change and the global environment. The philosophy of climate science lies a reflection on the methodology used to reach various conclusions about how the climate may evolve and what we should do about it the philosophy of climate science is new suba discipline of the philosophy of science that began to crystalizat the e. Winsberg who is professor of philosophy at the university of south florida both explains how climate scientists try to understand the chaotic and complex system that is the earths atmosphere and uses climate science as an extended case study of how scientific knowledge is created and debated before it is used to inform public policy
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