Category Archives: Communication

The toxic rhetoric of climate change

by Judith Curry

“I genuinely have the fear that climate change is going to kill me and all my family, I’m not even kidding it’s  all I have thought about for the last 9 months every second of the day. It’s making my sick to my stomach, I’m not eating or sleeping and I’m getting panic attacks daily. It’s currently 1 am and I can’t sleep as I’m petrified.”  – Young adult in the UK

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Reflections on energy blogging

by Planning Engineer

Five years ago today I started guest blogging on Climate Etc., focusing on energy related issues.

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Child prophets and proselytizers of climate catastrophe

by Andy West

The role of children in the culture of climate catastrophism

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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 IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Too bad that journalists don’t.

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CAGW: a ‘snarl’ word?

The term ‘CAGW’  has both appropriate and inappropriate usage.

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The catastrophe narrative

by Andy West

A narrative propagated by emotive engagement, not veracity.

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The debate: my presentation

by Judith Curry

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

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The debate

by Judith Curry

On June 12, I am scheduled to appear in a debate that includes Michael Mann

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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)

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The radically fragmented and decentralized age of information

by Judith Curry

Why real nobodies are more powerful than repressed somebodies.

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NYTimes & Zika: a brief case study on climate change hype

By David Wojick

The folks who make their living by hyping the supposed threat of runaway global warming use a lot of scary language in the process. Here the ever creative New York Times has set what may be a new standard in scary climate change hype, by tying it to the Zika outbreak.

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State of the blog discussion thread

by Judith Curry

Time to reflect on the blog.

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New presentation: Society of Petroleum Engineers

by Judith Curry

Climate Change Science: Fact, Fiction & the Unsettled

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Science into agitprop: “Climate Change is Strangling Our Oceans”

by Larry Kummer, from the Fabius Maximus website

The public policy debate about climate science shows the dysfunctional nature of the US media. Here’s another example of how propaganda has contaminated the news reporting of this vital subject, looking at stories about a new study of our oceans.

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Climate Hustle

by Judith Curry

Are they trying to control the climate . . . or you?

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Controversy over comparing models with observations

by Judith Curry

My draft talk elicited an interesting conversation on twitter, that deserves some wider discussion.

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(Mis) communicating science in public controversies

by Judith Curry

Bringing uncertainty to the public debate or putting the credibility of climate science at risk matters less to them than interest groups misusing or the public misinterpreting their results. – Senja Post

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A War Against Fire

by Judith Curry

The most savage controversies are those as to which there is no good evidence either way. -Bertrand Russell

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Bill Gail: Don’t let climate debate hinder the economy

by Judith Curry

Nature’s deviations disrupt our lives and businesses more than we should accept. – Bill Gail

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Lukewarming

by Judith Curry

Two new books on lukewarming have recently been published.

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Industry funding: witch hunts

by Judith Curry

There is a remarkable and disturbing story playing out in the biotechnology academic community over industry  funding related to genetically modified food.

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Mark Steyn’s new book on Michael Mann

by Judith Curry

A Disgrace to the Profession: The World’s Scientists – in their own words – on Michael E Mann, his Hockey Stick and their Damage to Science – Volume One

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Assessments, meta-analyses, discussion and peer review

by Judith Curry

There is an unfortunate knowledge monopoly in climate science and policy – the IPCC and UNFCCC.  As a result there is insufficient intellectual and political diversity in assessments about climate change.  To break this monopoly, we need identify new frameworks for encouraging, publishing and publicizing independent and interdisciplinary ideas and assessments.

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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 his palace to first take on the life as a wandering ascetic, and eventually to become the Buddha. – David Spiegelhalter

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Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: climate scientists speak out

by Judith Curry

Well this has been a really interesting week  for hearing about what climate scientists think and feel about potential future impacts of climate change.

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