Week in review – science and policy edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Pragmatic energy policy recommendations for the Trump administration

by David Gattie

The need for pragmatism, stability and resilience in energy policy for the U.S. power sector.

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Climate Heretic: to be or not to be?

by Judith Curry

On experts, lukewarmers, and unhappy heretics.

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‘Truthiness’ and ‘factiness’ in politicized scientific debates

by Judith Curry

The trappings of science can be decoupled from the actual rigor of science.

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Perversions of open-minded thinking on climate change

by Kip Hansen

Climate skepticism: a ‘perverse’ effect of ‘actively open-minded thinking’.

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Prospects for a Prolonged Slowdown in Global Warming in the Early 21st Century

by Nic Lewis

[W]e estimate that the warming slowdown (< 0.1 K/decade trend beginning in 1998) could persist, due to internal variability cooling, through 2020, 2025 or 2030 with probabilities 16%, 11%, and 6%, respectively. – Knutson et al.

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Earth to Trump

by Judith Curry

Defending NASA’s Earth Science Division, in terms that the Trump administration can relate to.

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