Category Archives: Policy

Framing the challenge for the climate red team

by Judith Curry

There is an opportunity to steer the proposed red team exercise in a useful direction.  The first step is to frame the problem to be addressed.

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What is red teaming?

by Judith Curry

Last week, Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, stated he intended to form a ‘red team’ to debate climate science.  What exactly is ‘red teaming’, and how can this be implemented in a way that is useful for climate science and for policy makers?

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Consensus enforcers versus the Trump administration

by Judith Curry

Tough days on The Hill for the enforcers of the climate consensus.

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National Climate Assessment and the Trump administration

The National Climate Assessment must be redirected or terminated

by Patrick J. Michaels

Periodic National Assessments of the effects of climate change on the U.S. are mandated by the 1990 Global Change Research Act. The next Assessment Report is scheduled to be published in late 2018.

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Paris Accord: QTIIPS

by Judith Curry

QTIIPS stands for Quantitatively Trivial Impact + Intense Political Symbolism. – Keith Hennessey

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Untangling the March for Science

by Judith Curry

Pondering some thorny issues regarding science, its place in society and its relationship to politics.

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A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science

by Judith Curry

Put the ‘consensus’ to a test, and improve public understanding, though an open and adversarial process. – Steve Koonin

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