Scientific integrity versus ideologically-fueled research

by Judith Curry

The main intellectual fault in all these cases is failing to be responsive to genuine empirical concerns, because doing so would make one’s political point weaker or undermine a cherished ideological perspective. – Heather Douglas

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Week in review – policy and politics edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Did human-caused climate change lead to war in Syria?

by Chip Knappenberger and Pat Michaels

Understand climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world. It’s now believed that drought and crop failures and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended into civil war in the heart of the Middle East – President Obama

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The method of multiple working hypotheses

by Judith Curry

With this method the dangers of parental affection for a favorite theory can be circumvented. – T.C. Chamberlin

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A global ‘Iriai’ in place of the ecomodernist neologism

by Robert Ellison a.k.a. Chief Hydrologist

Co-operative, polycentric management of planetary systems is best described as a global ‘Iriai’ – a Japanese word meaning to enter the joint use of resources.

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What can we do about climate change?

by Judith Curry

Do we have the resources (from, say, economics or ethics) to answer these sorts of questions?

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