Climatic Change

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 159–183 | Cite as

Expert judgment and climate forecasting: A methodological critique of “climate change to the year 2000”

  • Thomas R. Stewart
  • Michael H. Glantz


The National Defense University's study of climate change to the year 2000 was based largely on the judgments of the members of two expert panels. Although the study has been widely distributed and apparently read by policy makers in the U.S. and abroad, the method of eliciting and analyzing expert judgment has not been critically reviewed. This paper uses the literature on judgment and subjective probability to evaluate the expert judgment methods used in the study.


Climate Change Policy Maker Expert Panel Subjective Probability Expert Judgment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas R. Stewart
    • 1
  • Michael H. Glantz
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental and Societal Impacts Group, National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA

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