Search Results for: 97%

What is there a 97% consensus about?

by Frank Hobbs (franktoo) At the Senate Hearing on “Dogma and Data”, dogma about the 97% consensus went unchallenged. Democratic Senators constantly recited the phrase “97% consensus”, but it is not clear whether they – or their Republican opponents – … Continue reading

The 97% feud

by Judith Curry An academic feud swirls around how best or even whether to express the scientific consensus around climate change.  

The 97% ‘consensus’: Part II

by Judith Curry [T]here’s good reason to believe that the self-righteous and contemptuous tone with which the “scientific consensus” point is typically advanced (“assault on reason,” “the debate is over” etc.) deepens polarization.  That’s because “scientific consensus,” when used as … Continue reading

The 97% ‘consensus’

by Judith Curry  Isn’t everyone in the 97%?  I am.  – Andrew Montford

Legacy of Climategate – 10 years later

by Judith Curry My reflections on Climategate 10 years later, and also reflections on my reflections of 5 years ago.

A philospher’s reflections on AGW denial

by Dr. Paul Viminitz Of the things I care most about, AGW is near the bottom. But because, as George W. Bush put it, either you’re with us or you’re against them, I think I’d rather be interestingly wrong than … Continue reading

Re-evaluating the manufacture of the climate consensus

by Judith Curry A new book by Oppenheimer, Oreskes et al. entitled ‘Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy‘ makes a case against consensus seeking in climate science assessments.

Climate scientists’ motivated reasoning

by Judith Curry Insights into the motivated reasoning of climate scientists, including my own efforts to sort out my own biases and motivated reasoning following publication of the Webster et al. (2005) paper

Hearing on the Biodiversity Report

by Judith Curry The House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is holding a Hearing today on Responding to the Global Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

‘Deniers,’ lies and politics

by Judith Curry House Science Committee Hearing:  where the so-called ‘deniers’ behave like scientists and the defender of the establishment consensus . . . lies.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

The paradox of the climate change consensus

by Judith Curry In our view, the fact that so many scientists agree so closely about the [causes of the] earth’s warming is, itself, evidence of a lack of evidence for [human caused] global warming. – D. Ryan Brumberg and … Continue reading

Asymmetry and the power of the 3%

by Judith Curry The minority rule will show us how it all it takes is a small number of intolerant virtuous people with skin in the game, in the form of courage, for society to function properly. – Nassim Taleb

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Scientists & identity-protective cognition

by Judith Curry Dan Kahan has an interesting blog post on scientists and motivated reasoning.

Reactions on the Senate hearing

by Judith Curry I’ve been traveling; first chance I’ve had to collect some reactions to the Senate Hearing.

Adjudicating the future: silencing climate dissent via the courts

by Judith Curry A British academic wants an international court to declare climate skeptics wrong, once and for all.

The conceits of consensus

by Judith Curry Critiques, the 3%, and is 47 the new 97?

Industry funding: witch hunts

by Judith Curry There is a remarkable and disturbing story playing out in the biotechnology academic community over industry  funding related to genetically modified food.

The adversarial method versus Feynman integrity

by Judith Curry If you think about the costs I’ll pay for raising these concerns, including the cost of damaged relationships with people that I like, I think you will conclude that a personal commitment to science is the only … Continue reading

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Which climate change papers ‘matter’?

by Judith Curry A recent series of posts by Climate Brief has some interesting answers and raises some important questions.

Scientists speaking with one voice: panacea or pathology?

by Judith Curry The authority of a scientific body is not undermined by questioning, but rather depends upon it – Beatty & Moore

Against ‘consensus’ messaging

by Judith Curry A decades’ experience shows that “Consensus messaging” doesn’t work. – Dan Kahan