Search Results for: wicked problem

Messes and super wicked problems

by Judith Curry Believe it or not, “messes” is a technical term used to describe complex problems.  Social messes are resistant to analysis and to resolution.

Is climate change a ‘ruin’ problem?

by Judith Curry So, is climate change a local or global threat?  Are we risking global ruin?

Adaptive problem solving: Integral approaches to climate change

by Judith Curry I (and others) have characterized climate change as a ‘wicked problem’ – systemic, self-fuelling tangles, which are multidimensional, hard to define and generate new problems when one tries to solve the old ones.

Uncertainty about the Climate Uncertainty Monster

by Judith Curry The many dimensions of the climate uncertainty monster.

Discussion thread – improving the interface between climate science and policy

by Judith Curry I’m looking for ideas and discussion on ways to improve what I regard to be a broken interface between climate science and policy.

Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry The Social Cost of Carbon is emerging as a major source of contention in the Trump Administration.

Beyond Physics: Advanced Biology and Climate Change

by Clive Hambler Reflections on the stabilization of Earth’s climate by life.

Week in review – science edition

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

Climate polarization requires long, deep look at our worldviews

by Judith Curry A more truly open dialogue, which honors a wider range of perspectives, may start to take place if we use integrative perspectives.

Week in review – science edition

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

Climate models and precautionary measures

by Judith Curry Ergo, we should build down CO2 emissions, even regardless of what climate-models tell us. – Nassim Taleb

Eco – (post) modernism

by Judith Curry Can we have a good, even great, anthropocene?

Decision strategies for uncertain, complex situations

by Judith Curry How to gain clarity when making decisions in uncertain and complex situations.

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.

Improving climate change communication: moving beyond scientific certainty

by Judith Curry A new report from The University of Nottingham looks at whether climate scientists threaten their own scientific credibility when trying to make their research accessible to members of the public.

Solar grid parity?

by Rud Istvan and Planning Engineer                                                  There are many journal articles, media stories, NGO papers, and blogs … Continue reading

What would it take to convince you about global warming?

by Judith Curry If the objective is to change public opinion, then changing elite opinion is a necessary prerequisite. In fact, I would say necessary and sufficient. I don’t think you need to win a war on talk radio to … Continue reading

Stalking the uncertainty monster

by Judith Curry Its time to check in with the Climate Uncertainty Monster.

Hearing: President’s UN climate pledge

by Judith Curry The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Hearing on the President’s UN Climate Pledge has now concluded.

Christopher Essex on suppressing scientific inquiry

by Judith Curry As the issue of bias in climate science heats up, Christopher Essex has written the best defense of freedom of scientific enquiry that I’ve seen emerge from the Grijalva inquisition.

Week in review

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

NARUC Panel Discussion on Climate Change

by Judith Curry At its recent Winter Meeting, The National Associated of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) asked the following question: You’re Still Not Sure Global Warming is Real?

Climate change as a political process

All this talk about climate change has misled us collectively. It has made us search for a mega solution to a mega problem: it has created the impression that if we solve the problem of climate change, all other problems … Continue reading

JC at the National Press Club

by Judith Curry I have just returned from my engagement at the National Press Club, sponsored by the Marshall Institute Roundtable.

JC interview on science communications

by Judith Curry A new series on Climate Change Communications: Taking the Temperature.