Eugene A. Rosa, Thomas Dietz, Richard H. Moss, Scott Atran, Susanne Moser, Managing the Risks of Climate Change and Terrorism, The Solutions Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2012, Pages 59-65 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/managing-the-risks-of-climate-change-and-terrorism/) Abstract: Albert Einstein, to his death, could never accept the probabilistic underpinnings and uncertainties of quantum mechanics. In a letter to Max Born in 1926 he wrote, “I am convinced that God does not play dice with the universe.” In the following year, at a physics conference, Niels Bohr admonished Einstein to stop telling God what to do.1 Even the world’s greatest minds struggle to cope with uncertainty. That’s why we have risk assessment: a method—comprising the identification, analysis, and management of risk—used worldwide for measuring risk and uncertainty. Risk assessment does for uncertainty what money does for valuing goods and services: it creates a common metric for comparing choices and making decisions. However, conventional risk assessment is being challenged by the rapid growth in risk domains—spheres of public decision making with high levels of uncertainty—that call for systematic assessments: toxins, bioengineering, climate change, rapid resource … Topics: Climate Change; Conflict Resolution; Security