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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

The big ‘cancel’

by Judith Curry We need to allow all voices to be heard.

Science and politics

by Judith Curry “I’m reaching out to scientists this week about the election. How do you feel about it? Which of the candidates has the best plan, for you, in science and technology?”

Climate science and the Supreme Court

by Judith Curry An alternative assessment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s statements on climate change.

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.

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

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.