Category Archives: Causation

Is climate change the culprit causing California’s wildfires?

by Larry Kummer

We’re told that climate change caused or intensified California’s wildfires — and that such fires are getting worse. As usual for such scary stories, these claims are only weakly supported by science — except for the ones that are outright fabrications.

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Predictions of climate change impacts on fisheries can be a mirage

by Judith Curry

A novel method for causal inference has been motivated by .  .  .  sardines.

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Systemic thinking on causation

by Judith Curry

George Lakoff has just thrown  a big can of worms into the global warming debate:

Yes, global warming systemically caused Hurricane Sandy — and the Midwest droughts and the fires in Colorado and Texas, as well as other extreme weather disasters around the world. Let’s say it out loud, it was causation, systemic causation. 

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