Category Archives: Ethics

Partisanship and silencing science

by Judith Curry

 The implications of dogmatic groupthink and intimidation for the pursuit of sound science — and sound policy — are chilling. – Christopher Snowden

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Mann vs Steyn et al. discussion thread

by Judith Curry

Some interesting developments during the past week.

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A precautionary tale: more sorry than safe(?)

by Judith Curry

The unfortunate reality is that efforts to regulate one risk can create other, often more dangerous risks. - Jonathan Adler

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Towards a pragmatic ethics of climate change

by Judith Curry

The global climate change debate has gone badly wrong. Many mainstream environmentalists are arguing for the wrong actions and for the wrong reasons, and so long as they continue to do so they put all our futures in jeopardy. – Thomas Wells

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Are climate scientists being forced to toe the line?

by Judith Curry

Climate researchers are now engaged in a debate about whether their science is being crippled by a compulsion to conform. They wonder if pressure to reach a consensus is too great. They ask if criticism is being suppressed. No less is at stake than the credibility of research evidence for climate change and the very question of whether climate research is still reliable. – Spiegel

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Climate scientists joining advocacy groups

by Judith Curry

Along with Richard Lindzen joining the Cato Institute, Bengtsson now gives us two examples of ‘skeptical’ scientists becoming associated with political advocacy groups, and zero examples of mainstream climate scientists joining political organizations. Who is it that’s politicizing science? – Dana Nuccitelli

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Reflections on Bengtsson and the GWPF

by Judith Curry

. . . some scientists are mixing up their role with that of a climate activist.Lennart Bengtsson

Professor Bengtsson’s persecution shows precisely why independent think-tanks such as the Global Warming Policy Foundation are essential. Truly, the old joke is becoming ever more true: what’s the opposite of diversity? University.Matt Ridley

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