Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Laura Carr
Climate change tests the limits of human understanding of complexity and uncertainty. It challenges assumptions about our presumed power of control over this planet. This paper examines the theory of how governmental executive branch agencies make regulation decisions about climate change using the decision-making methodologies of cost-benefit analysis and the precautionary principle, and as influenced by perceptions of the bounds of human rationality and ability to deal with risk and uncertainty.
Carr, Laura, "Agency Decision-Making for Climate Change: Cost-Benefit Analysis, the Precautionary Principle, and the Bounds of Rationality" (2013). Pomona Senior Theses. 77.