Category Archives: Consensus

Is the EPA’s Clean Power Plan legal? Lawyers and law professors disagree

by Judith Curry

We polled 130 environmental attorneys and law professors from around the country about the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan. The results might surprise you. – Brian Potts and Abigail Barnes

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A key admission regarding climate memes

by Andy West

Lewandowsky and Oreskes raise the prospect that via the agency of memes, the climate Consensus with its high certainty of danger, could be a socially generated artifact and not a scientific fact.

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Scientists speaking with one voice: panacea or pathology?

by Judith Curry

The authority of a scientific body is not undermined by questioning, but rather depends upon it – Beatty & Moore

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Against ‘consensus’ messaging

by Judith Curry

A decades’ experience shows that “Consensus messaging” doesn’t work. – Dan Kahan

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Ethics of climate expertise

by Judith Curry

If deference to the authoritative opinions of experts is essential to our rationality and knowledge, and if that deference unavoidably rests on trust, not only in the competence, but also in the epistemic and ethical characters of our experts–then it is high time that we get to work on the ethics of expertise. Indeed, it is past time. – John Hardwig

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Contradiction on emotional bias in the climate domain

by Andy West

Emotions and messaging about climate change.

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Climate psychology’s consensus bias

by Andy West

Climate psychologists have for years now puzzled over public inaction on climate change and also what makes skeptics tick (or sick), apparently making little progress on these issues.

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