Science: in the doghouse(?)

by Judith Curry

One of the most sensitive issues in science today: the idea that something has gone fundamentally wrong with one of our greatest human creations. – Richard Horton

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Observational support for Lindzen’s iris hypothesis

by Judith Curry

 It’s nice to see that our ‘discredited’ theory doesn’t seem to go away. – Richard Lindzen

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Modeling Lindzen’s adaptive infrared iris

by Rud Istvan

In 2001, MIT’s Professor Richard Lindzen and colleagues published a controversial  paper titled “Does the Earth have an Adaptive Infrared Iris?” [1] If there were a tropical adaptive infrared iris, then Earth’s sensitivity to GHGs would be much less than the IPCC had supposed.

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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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