Lessons on life from the Paris climate talks

The RAND Blog published a post about decision-making at the Paris climate talks. The author, Steven Popper, points out that the talks emphasized response to change. Rather than take the data we have now, decide the most likely future, and make a plan as if that future were the only possible one, he points out that the talks allowed for changes in our knowledge and a future that we didn’t anticipate. This flexibility is achieved in decision-making rules: if X happens, then we will do something like Y to achieve Z.

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