Category Archives: Communication

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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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.

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Pascal on the art of persuasion

by Judith Curry

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.” – Blaise Pascal

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Science, uncertainty and advocacy

by Judith Curry

I’m attending an interesting conference in Nottingham:  Circling the square: universities, the media, citizens and politics.

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Against ‘consensus’ messaging

by Judith Curry

A decades’ experience shows that “Consensus messaging” doesn’t work. – Dan Kahan

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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.

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Contradiction on emotional bias in the climate domain

by Andy West

Emotions and messaging about climate change.

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Bjorn Stevens in the cross-fire

by Judith Curry

Bjorn Stevens has published two interesting and important papers in the last few weeks, which have placed him squarely in the cross-fire of both the scientific and public debates on climate change.

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APS members comment on climate change statement

by Judith Curry

The battle over the American Physical Society draft Statement on Climate Change is heating up.

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Blog discussions

by Judith Curry

People seem to want to discuss blog discussions/comments, so here’s a thread to deflect such conversation from other threads.

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Bankruptcy of the ‘merchants of doubt’ meme

by Judith Curry

Naomi Oreskes’ new movie Merchants of Doubt has recently been released. Does this movie provide the seeds for ending the ‘merchants of doubt’ meme?

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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?

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Snowpocalypse – not

pby Judith Curry

Some reflections on the east coast U.S. snowstorm: the forecasts, their communication and the response.

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Nonsensus about the Senate’s non consensus on climate change

by Judith Curry

On the politicization of ‘climate change’.

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‘Most’ versus ‘more than half’ versus ‘> 50%’

by Judith Curry

Seeking once again to clarify the problems in communicating the IPCC climate change attribution statements.

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Charlie: Challenging free speech

by Judith Curry

In response to the tragic shootings at the headquarters of satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, there have been a number of provocative essays on freedom of speech.

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My interview with Mrs. Green

by Judith Curry

This is definitely among the most interesting interviews that I’ve done.

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Climate blogosphere discussion II

by Judith Curry

Here’s something that should prove entertaining for a Sunday.

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Climate blogosphere discussion thread

by Judith Curry

How has the terrain of the climate blogosphere changed over the past 5 years?

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JC’s book shelf

by Judith Curry

Some new books that I’ve been reading, by  Roger Pielke Jr., Rud Istvan, George Marshall and James Gleick.

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Ethics of communicating scientific uncertainty

by Judith Curry

Last month I attended a Workshop on The Ethics of Communicating Scientific Uncertainty:  Understanding How Scientists, Environmental Lawyers, and Journalists Treat Uncertainty.

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An unsettled climate

by Judith Curry

I’ve been invited by several venues to write an op-ed related to my recent presentation at the National Press Club.

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Vitaly Khvorostyanov responds

by Vitaly Khvorostyanov

Some replies to and comments on the remarks by WebHubTelescope and others, written in response to the blog post Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Microphysics of Clouds.

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Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Microphysics of Clouds

by Judith Curry

Our new book is now published.

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Trenberth’s science communication interview

by Judith Curry

The second installment in Kirk Engelhardt’s series of interviews on climate science communication is with Kevin Trenberth.

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