Monthly Archives: September 2010

Frames and Narrative in Climate Science

by Judith Curry

There is much angst in the climate community over effective public communication of climate science.  Strategies such as framing, messaging and narrative are receiving increasing attention by the climate establishment.  The current ideas seem to be focused on “climate distruption” and framing the problem in terms of human health impacts. I can only hope that an uncertainty frame is ascendant.

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Role of scientists in communicating climate science

by Judith Curry

Communicating climate science to the public is a substantial challenge, owing to the complexity of the subject, its potential socioeconomic consequences, and the politicization of the issue.

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No consensus on consensus

by Judith Curry

Towards providing a robust scientific basis for climate policy, the United Nations initiated a scientific consensus building process under the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), which consisted of an intergovernmental multidisciplinary panel of experts.

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Climate book shelf

by Judith Curry

Over the last few months, I’ve received copies of several books on the topic of climate:

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The Uncertainty Monster

by Judith Curry

Notions of uncertainty range from everyday usage in common parlance to specific definitions appearing in the philosophical and scientific literature.

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Pakistan on my mind

by Judith Curry and Peter Webster

The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following following a series of heavy monsoon rains in the northern part of the country.

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Recent challenges to the credibility of climate science

The unauthorized release of emails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia initiated extensive public scrutiny on climate research.

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