Category Archives: Sociology of science

The perils of ‘near-tabloid science’

by Judith Curry

A remarkable essay by  esteemed oceanographer Carl Wunsch.

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Voices of reason in the ‘climate wars’

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Four questions on climate change

by Garth Paltridge

An essay on the state of climate change science.

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Update: libel cases and the ‘climate wars’

by Judith Curry

Big news in the world of ‘climate wars’ – the libel case of Andrew Weaver versus Tim Ball has been dismissed by the judge —  for a rather surprising reason.

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The Top 50 Women in STEM

by Judith Curry

Inspiring biosketches of some amazing female scientists, which rather astonishingly includes moi.

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Manufacturing consensus: the early history of the IPCC

by Judith Curry

Short summary: scientists sought political relevance and allowed policy makers to put a big thumb on the scale of the scientific assessment of the attribution of climate change.

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JC’s (un)motivated reasoning

by Judith Curry

“I think open explorations of the ideological assumptions scientists bring into policy debates are not only welcome but often necessary for having productive conversations.” – Aaron Huertas

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