Category Archives: Consensus

New AMS members survey on climate change

by Judith Curry

The American Meteorological Society has issued a draft report on the results from a survey of the views of their membership on climate change.

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History and the limits of the climate consensus

by Judith Curry

Acknowledging the science of global warming does not require accepting that it is immune to criticism.

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What is there a 97% consensus about?

by Frank Hobbs (franktoo)

At the Senate Hearing on “Dogma and Data”, dogma about the 97% consensus went unchallenged. Democratic Senators constantly recited the phrase “97% consensus”, but it is not clear whether they – or their Republican opponents – had the slightest idea what the phrase meant: 97% of what group support a consensus about exactly what?

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Climate culture

by Andy West

A frequent topic at Climate Etc. is the ‘consensus.’ An argument is presented here that the climate consensus is as much about culture as it is about climate science.

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Adjudicating scientific disputes in climate science

by Judith Curry

The limits of judicial competence and the risk of taking sides

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Adjudicating the future: silencing climate dissent via the courts

by Judith Curry

A British academic wants an international court to declare climate skeptics wrong, once and for all.

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Structured expert judgment

by Judith Curry

Any attempt to impose agreement will “promote confusion between consensus and certainty”. The goal should be to quantify uncertainty, not to remove it from the decision process. –  Willy Aspinall

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