Monthly Archives: January 2012

Climate scenarios: 2015-2050

by Judith Curry

Nature is about to carry out a very interesting experiment

Continue reading

How not to save the planet

by Judith Curry

Climate change presents us with a pressing challenge. A global consensus accepts that human activity is responsible for climate change and its associated dangers. However, there is disagreement on how best to address this challenge. The essay argues that leading proposals are unsatisfactory, such as the ecological footprint and polluter pays principle. The reasons include that they do not effectively manage climate change and may contribute to further problems. We require a new approach to address climate change.

Continue reading

Assessing climate data record transparency and maturity

by Judith Curry

This proposal by John Bates of NOAA NCDC nails what is needed in terms of climate data records.

Continue reading

Keith Seitter on the ‘uncertainty monster’

by Judith Curry

Keith Seitter is Executive Director of the American Meteorological Society.

Continue reading

Week in review 1/27/12

by Judith Curry

Here are a few things that caught my eye this past week.

Continue reading

Questions on research integrity and scientific responsibility: Part II

by Judith Curry

Here is the content of my presentation to the UN InterAcademy Council Project on Research Integrity and Scientific Responsibility.

Continue reading

Nature Physics Insight – Complexity

by Judith Curry

In many large ensembles, the property of the system as a whole cannot be understood from studying the individual entities alone. The past decade has seen important progress in our fundamental understanding of what such seemingly disparate ‘complex systems’ have in common; some of these advances are surveyed here.

Continue reading