The troubled institution of science

by Judith Curry

“Is the point of research to make other professional academics happy, or is it to learn more about the world?” —Noah Grand, sociology professor, UCLA

“Science, I had come to learn, is as political, competitive, and fierce a career as you can find, full of the temptation to find easy paths.” — Paul Kalanithi, neurosurgeon and writer (1977–2015)

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U.S. Presidential discussion thread. Part XIII

by Judith Curry

Plus UK and Australia political issues.

Are energy budget climate sensitivity values biased low?

by Nic Lewis

In a recently published paper (REA16),[i] Mark Richardson et al. claim that recent observation-based energy budget estimates of the Earth’s transient climate response (TCR) are biased substantially low, with the true value some 24% higher.

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Week in review – politics edition

by Judith Curry

U.S., Britain, Australia, and climate change

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Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Is much of current climate research useless?

by Kip Hansen

John P. A. Ioannidis dropped another cluster bomb on the medical research world two weeks ago with his latest paper which concludes:

“Overall, not only are most research findings false, but, furthermore, most of the true findings are not useful.”

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Climate power play by the AAAS et al.

by Judith Curry

The AAAS and affiliated professional societies just shot themselves in the foot with the letter to U.S. policy makers.

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