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Ethics of climate expertise

by Judith Curry If deference to the authoritative opinions of experts is essential to our rationality and knowledge, and if that deference unavoidably rests on trust, not only in the competence, but also in the epistemic and ethical characters of our experts–then it … Continue reading

Environmental Justice campaign to replace New York City peaking power plants

by Roger Caiazza Environmental justice organizations are currently a major driver of environmental regulation in New York. A new report “The Fossil Fuel End Game, A frontline vision to retire New York City’s peaker plants by 2030” illustrates the campaign … Continue reading

National Climate Assessment: A crisis of epistemic overconfidence

by Judith Curry “You can say I don’t believe in gravity. But if you step off the cliff you are going down. So we can say I don’t believe climate is changing, but it is based on science.” – Katherine … Continue reading

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Admitting mistakes in a ‘hostile environment’

by Judith Curry Reflections on Nic Lewis’ audit of the Resplandy et al. paper.

Reviewing the Climate Science Special Report

by Judith Curry Calling on CE Denizens to review the Climate Science Special Report:  nominate an official reviewer, or participate in the CE Crowdsourced Review.

Climate adaptation sense. Part III: Dynamic Adaptation Policy Pathways

by Judith Curry Best practices in adapting to sea level rise use a framework suitable for decision making under deep uncertainty.

A climate of dialogue

by Judith Curry A pacated dialogue between two serious thinkers who disagree about climate change.

Stealth advocacy: a survey of weathercasters’ views on climate change

by Mike Smith For a decade, the weathercaster and broadcast meteorology communities have been subject of a focused campaign to force them to cover global warming in a manner acceptable to the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and … Continue reading

A Test of the Tropical 200-300 mb Warming Rate in Climate Models

by Ross McKitrick I sat down to write a description of my new paper with John Christy, but when I looked up a reference via Google Scholar something odd cropped up that requires a brief digression.

CFAN’s forecast for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

by Judith Curry Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN)’s  first seasonal forecast for  Atlantic hurricanes is based on a breakthrough in understanding of the impact of global climate dynamics on Atlantic hurricane activity.

ENSO forecast for 2018

by Jim Johnstone and Judith Curry Attempting to breach the ENSO springtime  ‘predictability barrier.’

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week (well actually, the past month).

Hearing on the Biodiversity Report

by Judith Curry The House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is holding a Hearing today on Responding to the Global Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

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.

Uneasy expertise

by Judith Curry Experts might instead need to pick a side, join the fight, and accept that their claims to knowledge and authority will always and everywhere be contested. – Jason Wilson

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

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

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Scientists & identity-protective cognition

by Judith Curry Dan Kahan has an interesting blog post on scientists and motivated reasoning.

Senator Markey’s Climate Education Act Goes The Wrong Way

by David Wojick The “Climate Change Education Act” (S.3074) directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish a climate change education program focused on formal and informal learning for all age levels.

Innate Skepticism

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

Advocacy research, incentives and the practice of science

by Judith Curry There is a problem with the practice of science. Because of poor scientific practices, and improper incentives, few papers with useful scientific findings are published in leading journals. The problem appears to be growing due to funding … Continue reading

Untangling the March for Science

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

JC in transition

by Judith Curry Effective January 1, I have resigned my tenured faculty position at Georgia Tech.