Search Results for: Expertise

Politics of climate expertise

by Judith Curry “Concerning the inability of expert knowledge to resolve environmental controversy and the pressing need for a pragmatic reframing of policy problems to allow for solutions based on bipartisan values.”

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 … Continue reading

Uneasy expertise

by Judith Curry Experts might instead need to pick a side, join the fight, and accept that their claims to knowledge and authority will always and everywhere be contested. – Jason Wilson

Death(?) of expertise

by Judith Curry I fear we are witnessing the “death of expertise”: a Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based, blog-sodden collapse of any division between professionals and laymen, students and teachers, knowers and wonderers – in other words, between those of any achievement in … Continue reading

On confusing expertise and objectivity

by Judith Curry Having great intelligence or specialized knowledge isn’t assurance against a person remaining unbiased in their public opinions.

Expertise: breadth vs depth

by Judith Curry Richard Feynman has famously stated: “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”


by Judith Curry How can we cope with becoming more hyper-specialized and fragmented in our personal knowledge bases while at the same time being exposed to too much relevant formation on the internet for any of us to learn and … Continue reading

Politics of Climate Expertise: Part IV

by Judith Curry Donna Laframboise at NoFrakkingConsensus has a new post entitled “IPCC Nobel Laureates Lack Scientific Credibility,” with the subheading: IPCC insiders say many of those who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize have weak scientific credentials. They … Continue reading

Politics of Climate Expertise: Part III

by Judith Curry The recent controversies surrounding Kevin Trenberth deserve its own thread.

Politics of climate expertise. Part II

by Judith Curry Over at Roger Pielke Jr’s blog, there is a guest essay by Sharon Friedman, who blogs at A New Century of Forest Planning. Her essay is on the topic of scientific integrity.  She makes the following four … Continue reading

Politics of climate expertise

by Judith Curry Over at Die Klimazwiebel, Hans von Storch has a provocative post where he provides his answers to recent interview questions on the subject of climate scientists’ attitudes.   The first question is:

In favor of epistemic trespassing

by Judith Curry On the importance of expertise from other fields for COVD19 and climate change.

Week in review – climate science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye these past few weeks.

Coronavirus uncertainty

by Judith Curry My thoughts on coronavirus and deep uncertainty.

Reflections on energy blogging

by Planning Engineer Five years ago today I started guest blogging on Climate Etc., focusing on energy related issues.

Don’t overhype the link between climate change and hurricanes

by Judith Curry Doing so erodes scientific credibility — and distracts from the urgent need to shore up our vulnerability to storms’ impacts.

‘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.’

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.

The latest travesty in ‘consensus enforcement’

The latest travesty in consensus ‘enforcement’, published by Nature.

Climate scientists’ pre-traumatic stress syndrome

by Judith Curry It’s getting worse.

Truth(?) in testimony and convincing policy makers

by Judith Curry Some reflections, stimulated by yesterday’s Congressional Hearing, on the different strategies of presenting Congressional testimony.

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.

2019 ENSO forecast

by Judith Curry and Jim Johnstone CFAN’s 2019 ENSO forecast is for a transition away from El Niño conditions as the summer progresses. The forecast for Sept-Oct-Nov 2019 calls for 60% probability of ENSO neutral conditions, with 40% probability of … Continue reading

Week in review – science edition

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