Category Archives: Skeptics

Part of the heat is coming from beneath our feet.

by Judith Curry

A thought-provoking article  from my new favorite blog, The Ethical Skeptic.

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Legacy of Climategate – 10 years later

by Judith Curry

My reflections on Climategate 10 years later, and also reflections on my reflections of 5 years ago.

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A philospher’s reflections on AGW denial

by Dr. Paul Viminitz

Of the things I care most about, AGW is near the bottom. But because, as George W. Bush put it, either you’re with us or you’re against them, I think I’d rather be interestingly wrong than politically correct. Accordingly I rehearse what I take to be the case for AGW denial, masquerading – so as to continue to get dinner invitations – as tongue in cheek.

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The latest travesty in ‘consensus enforcement’

The latest travesty in consensus ‘enforcement’, published by Nature.

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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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Top 15 climate scientists: consensus and skeptics

by Judith Curry

This is rather astonishing, kudos to Best Schools for putting this together.

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Innate Skepticism

by Andy West

On the origin of public skepticism and its entanglement with science.

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Some comments on neoskepticism

by Steven E. Koonin

Stern et al. offer “The challenge of climate-change neoskepticism” as a Policy Forum piece in the August 12 issue of Science magazine (hereafter SPSK; paywalled here).

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The Denialism Frame

by Andy West

An inadequately testable and inappropriate framing.

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Asymmetry and the power of the 3%

by Judith Curry

The minority rule will show us how it all it takes is a small number of intolerant virtuous people with skin in the game, in the form of courage, for society to function properly. – Nassim Taleb

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On distinguishing disbelief and nonbelief

by Judith Curry

It is important to distinguish between disbelief and nonbelief– between believing a sentence is false and merely not believing it true. 

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Climate Heretic. Part II

by Judith Curry

David Rose has published an interview with me in the Spectator.

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Why Skeptics hate climate skeptics

by Planning Engineer

In recent years many “skeptics” have become vociferously critical of anyone who expresses any doubts toward any part of what they see as a climate consensus (both problems and cures). How did the skeptic community grow to take on this role?

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What would it take to convince you about global warming?

by Judith Curry

If the objective is to change public opinion, then changing elite opinion is a necessary prerequisite. In fact, I would say necessary and sufficient. I don’t think you need to win a war on talk radio to have your impact on right-of-center opinion. – Jerry Taylor

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Christopher Essex on suppressing scientific inquiry

by Judith Curry

As the issue of bias in climate science heats up, Christopher Essex has written the best defense of freedom of scientific enquiry that I’ve seen emerge from the Grijalva inquisition.

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What exactly is going on in their heads?

by Judith Curry

Some interesting new research on understanding  why there is a lack of public support for the climate change ‘consensus’, the nature of the scientific consensus, and agendas in characterizing the consensus.

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Institutionalizing Dissent

by Judith Curry

As many have argued, rigorous scientific research requires dissent, or what Robert Merton called “organized skepticism”. Yet it is increasingly the case that some forms of dissent in pharmaceutical research are either absent or unheard. – Justin Biddle

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Exploring controversy: NIPCC versus IPCC

by Judith Curry

Who assesses the assessors of climate science research?  A new paper reviews the climate change reviewers by comparing references in the NIPCC and IPCC reports.

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Skeptical of skeptics: is Steve Goddard right?

by Judith Curry

Skeptics doing what skeptics do best . . . attack skeptics.Suyts

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Steven Hayward: Conservatism and Climate Science

by Judith Curry

Liberals and environmentalists would do well to take on board the categorical imperative of climate policy from a conservative point of view, namely, that whatever policies are developed, they must be compatible with individual liberty and democratic institutions, and cannot rely on coercive or unaccountable bureaucratic administration. –  Steven Hayward

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What is skepticism, anyway?

by Judith Curry

Two recent essays on skepticism stimulate reflections on both the scientific consensus and the high level of public skepticism.

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Are climate scientists being forced to toe the line?

by Judith Curry

Climate researchers are now engaged in a debate about whether their science is being crippled by a compulsion to conform. They wonder if pressure to reach a consensus is too great. They ask if criticism is being suppressed. No less is at stake than the credibility of research evidence for climate change and the very question of whether climate research is still reliable. – Spiegel

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Lennart Bengtsson speaks out

by Judith Curry

The whole concept behind IPCC is basically wrong. – Lennart Bengtsson

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The Curry factor: 30 to 1

by Judith Curry

For balance, for every @curryja you would need 30 from mainstream. – Victor Venema

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In defense of free speech

by Judith Curry

If free speech is only for polite persons of mild temperament within government-policed parameters, it isn’t free at all. So screw that. – Mark Steyn

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