Climate Risk Management in the Anthropocene: From Basic Science to Decision Making and Back


Using examples from decisions about climate change mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering strategies, the presentation discusses how the application of a robust decisionmaking framework can improve decision support, identify mission-critical basic science questions, simplify the integration of new scientific findings, and provide avenues to analyze coupled epistemic-ethical questions.

 Selected Publications (cf.

Garner, G., P. Reed, and K. Keller: Climate risk management requires explicit representation of societal trade-offs. Climatic Change Letters doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1607-3 (2016). 

Hadka, D., J. Herman, P. Reed, and K. Keller: OpenMORDM: An Open Source Framework for Many-Objective Robust Decision Making. Environmental Modeling and Software, 74, 114-120  DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.07.014 (2015).

Butler, M.P., P. M. Reed, K. Fisher-Vanden, K. Keller, and T. Wagener: Inaction and climate stabilization uncertainties suggest severe economic costs. Climatic Change, Volume 127, 463-474 (2014).

Irvine, P., R. Sriver, R. and K. Keller: Strong tension between the objectives to reduce sea-level rise and rates of temperature change through solar radiation management, Nature Climate Change, 2, 97–100, doi:10.1038/nclimate1351doi:10.1038/nclimate1351, (2012).

Goes, M, K. Keller, and N. Tuana: The economics (or lack thereof) of aerosol geoengineering, Climatic Change, Volume 109, Numbers 3-4, Pages 719-744 (2011).

Keller, K., B. M. Bolker, and D. F. Bradford: Uncertain climate thresholds and economic optimal growth.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 48, 723-741 (2004).


Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:30pm
Gunness Student Center Conference Room, Marcus Hall