Monthly Archives: September 2012

Academic versus professional perspectives

by Judith Curry

In pondering the challenges of climate change (both science and policy), it seems that academics have different perspectives from many other people, with a discriminator being professional decision making experience.

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What are blogs good for anyways?

by Judith Curry

We are starting to see blog discourse making it into academic papers, being the subject of presentations and conference sessions, and the development of blogs specifically to analyze the dynamics of other blogs.  So, lets address the question raised in the recent presentation by Franziska Hollender:

What are blogs good for anyways?

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Effects of solar variability on climate

by Judith Curry

Two new workshop reports provide  insights into what we know and don’t know about the effects of solar variability on climate.

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U.S. climate change policy news

by Judith Curry

A roundup of some recent news on U.S. climate change politics and policy.

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Cool first, warm later

by Judith Curry

From an article in the New Scientist by Fred Pearce, written in Sept 2009:

One of the world’s top climate modellers said Thursday we could be about to enter one or even two decades during which temperatures cool.

“I am not one of the sceptics,” insisted Mojib Latif of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University, Germany. “However, we have to ask the nasty questions ourselves or other people will do it.”

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PBS Ombudsman

by Judith Curry

A segment on climate change last Monday evening produced a storm of protest from critics who felt the program mislead viewers — by a faulty application of journalistic balance — about the very real threat of global warming and man’s contribution to it, as well as a sprinkling of support from those who think that threat is overstated and that balance was just the right touch for the NewsHour. – Michael Getler, PBS

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Workshop on attribution of extreme events

by Judith Curry

Better models are needed before exceptional events can be reliably linked to global warming. – Nature

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