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Stealth advocacy: a survey of weathercasters’ views on climate change

by Mike Smith For a decade, the weathercaster and broadcast meteorology communities have been subject of a focused campaign to force them to cover global warming in a manner acceptable to the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and … Continue reading

Advocacy research, incentives and the practice of science

by Judith Curry There is a problem with the practice of science. Because of poor scientific practices, and improper incentives, few papers with useful scientific findings are published in leading journals. The problem appears to be growing due to funding … Continue reading

Science, uncertainty and advocacy

by Judith Curry I’m attending an interesting conference in Nottingham:  Circling the square: universities, the media, citizens and politics.

Climate scientists joining advocacy groups

by Judith Curry Along with Richard Lindzen joining the Cato Institute, Bengtsson now gives us two examples of ‘skeptical’ scientists becoming associated with political advocacy groups, and zero examples of mainstream climate scientists joining political organizations. Who is it that’s … Continue reading

Mann on advocacy and responsibility

by Judith Curry  “If you see something, say something.”

Rethinking climate advocacy

UPDATE:  twitter exchange with Gavin by Judith Curry The failures of climate advocacy – particularly in the US – are motivating reflection on responsible and effective advocacy.  Gavin Schmidt provides his thoughts on the topic of scientists and advocacy in … Continue reading

(Ir)responsible advocacy by scientists

by Judith Curry Advocacy by scientists seems to be the issue of the week.  What (if anything) constitutes responsible advocacy by scientists?

Tamsin on scientists and policy advocacy

As a climate scientist, I’m under pressure to be a political advocate. – Tamsin Edwards

Refocusing the debate about advocacy

by Judith Curry The notion that a scientist is either an advocate or does nothing at all to shape policy is a false dichotomy that has muddied the debate about science and advocacy. – Scott and Rachlow

Too much advocacy?

by Judith Curry By advocating social policy positions, scientists may be forfeiting their credibility, instead becoming just ordinary folks with opinions. – Greg Breining

Advocacy science and decision making

by Judith Curry Partisan groups lobbying for preferred outcomes have a long history of the selective use of information to support predetermined conclusions. This is acceptable in politics, but not in science.  The motivations for such advocacy science may be a sincere desire to … Continue reading

Cliff Mass: victim of academic political bullying

by Judith Curry There is a disturbing story coming out of the University of Washington surrounding Cliff Mass.

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.”

The catastrophe narrative

by Andy West A narrative propagated by emotive engagement, not veracity.

The lure of incredible certitude

by Judith Curry “If you want people to believe what you *do* know, you need to be up front about what you *don’t* know.”-  Charles Manski

The debate: my presentation

by Judith Curry My presentation  is provided here.  This is being posted at the start of the event.

Voices of reason in the ‘climate wars’

by Judith Curry A recent and worthy attempt to redefine the ‘front’ in the ‘climate wars’, which could lead to a truce and possibly pave the way for rational progress.

Four questions on climate change

by Garth Paltridge An essay on the state of climate change science.

JC’s (un)motivated reasoning

by Judith Curry “I think open explorations of the ideological assumptions scientists bring into policy debates are not only welcome but often necessary for having productive conversations.” – Aaron Huertas

Steve Koonin: A Deceptive New Report on Climate

by Judith Curry Red-teaming the the U.S. government’s Climate Science Special Report on the topic of sea level rise.

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)

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.

Untangling the March for Science

by Judith Curry Pondering some thorny issues regarding science, its place in society and its relationship to politics.

A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science

by Judith Curry Put the ‘consensus’ to a test, and improve public understanding, though an open and adversarial process. – Steve Koonin