Search Results for: Alarmism

‘Alarmism enforcement’ on hurricanes and global warming

by Judith Curry I used to be concerned about ‘consensus enforcement’ on the topic of climate change.  Now I am concerned about ‘alarmism enforcement.’

Alarm about alarmism

by Judith Curry The climate change debate has entered what we might call the “Campfire Phase”, in which the goal is to tell the scariest story. – Oren Cass (twitter)

The case(?) for climate change alarmism

by Judith Curry “Rather than justifying a lack of response to climate change, the emphasis on uncertainty enlarges the risk and reinforces the responsibility for pursuing successful long-term mitigation policy,” according to a 2010 analysis by researchers at Sandia National … Continue reading

Coronavirus uncertainty

by Judith Curry My thoughts on coronavirus and deep uncertainty.

Explaining the Discrepancies Between Hausfather et al. (2019) and Lewis&Curry (2018)

by Ross McKitrick Challenging the claim that a large set of climate model runs published since 1970’s are consistent with observations for the right reasons.

Week in review – science edition

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

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.

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.

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Extremes

by Judith Curry Politics versus science in attributing extreme weather events to manmade global warming.

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.

Rebelling against the Extinction Rebellion

by Larry Kummer The Extinction Rebellion and the Green New Deal arouse fears of extinction for other species, and humanity. Only the complicit silence of climate scientists makes this possible. Compare the alarmists’ claims with what scientists said in the … Continue reading

What is red teaming?

by Judith Curry Last week, Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, stated he intended to form a ‘red team’ to debate climate science.  What exactly is ‘red teaming’, and how can this be implemented in a way that is useful for climate … Continue reading

Nye’s Quadrant

by Judith Curry The scary emergence of Nye’s Quadrant in dominating the public discourse on climate change.

Discussion thread – Social Cost of Carbon

by David Wojick The Social Cost of Carbon is absurd but entrenched.

‘Truthiness’ and ‘factiness’ in politicized scientific debates

by Judith Curry The trappings of science can be decoupled from the actual rigor of science.

Decision theory and the doom scenario of climate catastrophe

by Lucas Bergkamp Can decision theory help a rational person decide whether to believe in climate catastrophe?

A new definition of academic misconduct

by Judith Curry Ridd was punished by James Cook University for “not displaying responsibility in respecting the reputations of other colleagues.” The university even warned that if he does this again, he’ll be tried for serious misconduct.

Climate Hustle

by Judith Curry Are they trying to control the climate . . . or you?

Week in review – science edition

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

Accountability for Climate Change Damages: Is Fossil Fuel Like Tobacco?

by Lucas Bergkamp At a Workshop in 2012, a group of scientists, lawyers and advocacy groups discussed what lessons could be learned from the tobacco litigation for launching successful climate change litigation against corporations.

Lukewarming

by Judith Curry Two new books on lukewarming have recently been published.

Ocean acidification discussion thread

by Judith Curry This thread discusses sections 10.3 and 10.4 in Alan Longhurst’s new book Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science.

The Siddhartha heuristic

by Judith Curry Siddhārtha Gautama was a prince who was only told good news, and protected from seeing suffering and death. But he finally realised that he was not seeing the world as it really was, and so he left … Continue reading

A key admission regarding climate memes

by Andy West Lewandowsky and Oreskes raise the prospect that via the agency of memes, the climate Consensus with its high certainty of danger, could be a socially generated artifact and not a scientific fact.

Why Skeptics hate climate skeptics

by Planning Engineer In recent years many “skeptics” have become vociferously critical of anyone who expresses any doubts toward any part of what they see as a climate consensus (both problems and cures). How did the skeptic community grow to … Continue reading