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.’

Apocalypse Never and False Alarm

by Judith Curry Two important new books to discuss.

CMIP6 GCMs versus global surface temperatures: ECS discussion

by Nicola Scafetta Two publications examining the equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) have recently been published in Climate Dynamics: Scafetta, N. (2022a). CMIP6 GCM ensemble members versus global surface temperatures. Lewis, N. (2022). Objectively combining climate sensitivity evidence.

Week in review – science edition

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

A ‘Plan B’ for addressing climate change and the energy transition

by Judith Curry I have a new article published in the latest issue of International Affairs Forum.

Coronavirus uncertainty

by Judith Curry My thoughts on coronavirus and deep uncertainty.

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)

15 minutes

by Judith Curry In a recent invited talk at the American Chemical Society annual meeting, I attempted to explain the climate debate in 15 minutes.


by Judith Curry Subtitle: our failure to live in harmony with nature.

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.



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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

‘Truthiness’ and ‘factiness’ in politicized scientific debates

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

Week in review – science edition

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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.