by Judith Curry
A few things that caught my eye this past week.
JC in the news
My interview on TheDailyLedger Show @oann [link]
The Brave Judith Curry: One plus the truth equals a majority [link]
Climate anger: the last refuge of the alarmists. Gina versus Judith [link]
In the news
Pollen may help clouds form, increase precipitation [link]
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased between 2001 and 2004, and declined substantially thereafter [link]
Fjords are unexpected natural allies against climate change [link]
Warm oceans caused hottest Dust Bowl years in 1934/36 [link]
“Massive Rewrite” Of Maine Climate History [link]
Nonlinear Dynamics for Planet Earth: lots of nice articles in a Focus issue of Chaos, free to download [link] This is a very interesting group of papers.
New on abrupt changes: How long does it take Antarctica to notice the Northern Hemisphere is warming [link] Interesting article, but as per email discussion there are concerns about the dating of the proxies.
Sociology of science
Very good article by Oliver Geden in Nature: Climate advisors must maintain integrity [link]
Michael Mann doesn’t like Geden’s article: Scientists are being accused of pandering to politicians who want to delay action on climate [link]
Scientific American on Geden’s article [link]. It has clearly managed to upset a lot of people.
On the culture of physics -with wider implications [link]
Fixing the problem of liberal bias in social psychology [link]
New book: Climate change as social drama: [link]
Naomi Oreskes’ recent Congressional testimony [link]
New paper by Oreskes and Lewandowsky: Climatologists investigate pause because deniers seeped them, not because global warming has inexplicably paused [link]. In other words, the science is settled, so scientists should stop doing science in case it becomes unsettled
University author(s) perform somersaults to avoid accepting notion of global warming “hiatus” [link]
A more thoughtful post on this issue: Embracing scientific boundaries in flux [link]
Tamsin Edwards essay in the Guardian on Lukewarmers [link]. The comments are interesting also.
Blair King responds: On a Broader Definition of a “Lukewarmer” [link]
Reiner Grundman: How ‘Climate Skeptic’ became a bad word [link]
Maybe this explains how ‘climate skeptic’ became a bad word – Cook: “I already am a climate skeptic because skepticism is a good thing” [link]. Cook and Skeptical Science have perverted the meaning of skepticism.