Date Published 2011, January 04

Authors W. L. Hare, W. Cramer, M. Schaeffer, A. Battaglini , C. Jaeger

Journal Regional Environmental Change
11(Suppl 1), doi:10.1007/s10113-010-0195-4

The papers in this special issue of Regional Environmental Change address the question of what may be dangerous levels of climate change: the papers describe and analyse the vulnerability of human and natural systems in a number of regions around the world. The question of what is dangerous clearly relates to values and judgements about risk, and so is not a purely scientific one according to a widespread view of science.