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House Science Committee Hearing

by Judith Curry My testimony at the House Science Committee Hearing on Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications and the Scientific Method.

Week in review – science edition

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

Alarm over the public loss of trust in science

by Judith Curry A blast of fresh air from the new Editor-in-Chief of Science. “Science editor-in-chief sounds alarm over falling public trust. Jeremy Berg warns scientists are straying into policy commentator roles.”

They may not like it, but scientists must work with President Trump

by Judith Curry Jack Stilgoe and Roger Pielke Jr. have written a superb article on the response of scientists to the Trump presidency.

Week in review – science edition

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

The catastrophe narrative

by Andy West A narrative propagated by emotive engagement, not veracity.

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

Politics and the Changing Norms of Science

by Lucas Bergkamp  “The politician is sometimes tempted to encroach on the normal territory of the scientific estate. In such issues the problem is less often whether politics will presume to dictate to science than it is how much politics … Continue reading

Alarm about alarmism

by Judith Curry The climate change debate has entered what we might call the “Campfire Phase”, in which the goal is to tell the scariest story. – Oren Cass (twitter)

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 … Continue reading

The real war on science

by Judith Curry The Left has done far more than the Right to set back progress. – John Tierney

Exactly what are scientists marching ‘for’?

by Judith Curry The smartest people on the planet want to oppose Trump & the best they can come up with is a march in support of themselves? – Roger Pielke Jr

Week in review – science edition

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

Earth to Trump

by Judith Curry Defending NASA’s Earth Science Division, in terms that the Trump administration can relate to.

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.

AGU, Exxon and the corporate funding dilemma

by Judith Curry . . . to assess whether our partner/sponsor statements are in conflict with our position statements and accepted scientific consensus. – Margaret Leinen, AGU President


by Judith Curry You have signed the death warrant for science. – Peter Webster

Untangling the March for Science

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

Senate Hearing: Data or Dogma

by Judith Curry The Senate Commerce Committee Hearing ‘Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate Over the Magnitude of the Human Impact on Earth’s Climate‘ is about to begin.

The beyond-two-degree inferno

by Judith Curry The time for debate has ended. – Marcia McNutt, editor of Science

Climate scientists joining advocacy groups

by Judith Curry Along with Richard Lindzen joining the Cato Institute, Bengtsson now gives us two examples of ‘skeptical’ scientists becoming associated with political advocacy groups, and zero examples of mainstream climate scientists joining political organizations. Who is it that’s … Continue reading

Climate Heretic: to be or not to be?

by Judith Curry On experts, lukewarmers, and unhappy heretics.

Ins and outs of the ivory tower

by Judith Curry This is the strongest, and most cogently made, argument that I’ve seen against political advocacy by academics related to their subject of expertise.

Week in review: energy and policy edition

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

My Fox News op-ed on RICO

by Judith Curry A new low in science: criminalizing climate skeptics.