Monthly Archives: April 2015

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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Pope Francis, climate change, and morality

by Judith Curry

The Pontifical Academy of Science meeting on climate change is raising some interesting issues for Catholics and for humanity.

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Making (non)sense of climate denial

by Judith Curry

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I’m wondering how we can inoculate ourselves and broader public from the latest nonsense from John Cook: an online MOOC Making Sense of Climate Denial.

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Wind turbines’ CO2 savings and abatement cost

by Peter Lang

Wind turbines are less effective and CO2 abatement cost is higher than commonly assumed.

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Pondering Nepal’s hazards

by David L. Hagen

Nepal just experienced a great 7.8 magnitude earthquake  on April 25th, 2015 with major (6.7 and 6.6 magnitude) aftershocks..

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Week in review – policy and politics edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Puzzle in the Atlantic

by Judith Curry

I’m scratching me head over this one.

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Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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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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Stalking the uncertainty monster

by Judith Curry

Its time to check in with the Climate Uncertainty Monster.

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Bjorn Stevens in the cross-fire

by Judith Curry

Bjorn Stevens has published two interesting and important papers in the last few weeks, which have placed him squarely in the cross-fire of both the scientific and public debates on climate change.

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What should renewables pay for grid service?

by Planning Engineer

There is a lot of public debate around the rates utilities charge solar customers, but very little of it shows an awareness of the embedded technical and philosophical issues.

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APS discussion thread

by Judith Curry

This thread is running parallel to APS members comment on climate change statement, which is open only to APS members.

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APS members comment on climate change statement

by Judith Curry

The battle over the American Physical Society draft Statement on Climate Change is heating up.

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Week in review – politics and policy edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week

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Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Lafayette Climate Debates

by Judith Curry

Resolved: That all states have an obligation to anticipate, prevent and minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects.

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Hearing: President’s UN climate pledge

by Judith Curry

The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing on the President’s UN Climate Pledge has now concluded.

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House Hearing scheduled on President’s U.N. climate pledge

by Judith Curry

I will be testifying before the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology on April 15.

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Week in review – politics and policy edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Week in review – science and technology edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Climate change availability cascade

by Judith Curry

Politicians, activists and journalists have stimulated an ‘availability cascade’ [link] to support alarm about human-caused climate change.

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Are human influences on the climate really small?

by Steven E. Koonin

My Wall Street Journal article of 9/20/14, Climate Science is Not Settled , contains the paragraph

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Draft APS Statement on Climate Change

by Judith Curry

The American Physical Society has released its draft Statement on Climate Change to the APS membership.

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Climate sensitivity: Ringberg edition

by Judith Curry

Presentations are now available  from the WCRP Workshop on Earth’s Climate Sensitivity.

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