Search Results for: certainty

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.

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

Nye’s Quadrant

by Judith Curry The scary emergence of Nye’s Quadrant in dominating the public discourse on climate change.

Untangling the March for Science

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

Science needs reason to be trusted

by Judith Curry Two excellent articles about science, facts, and post-factualism.

Innate Skepticism

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

King Canute versus the climate planners

by Judith Curry On sea level rise, President Obama and King Canute.

Electricity in Texas. Part II: the cost of a 100% renewable grid

by Peter Davies While onshore wind generation has been relatively inexpensive for some time, solar PV and lithium ion battery storage costs have recently shown dramatic reductions. So can Texas, with excellent onshore wind and solar resources, be powered economically … Continue reading

New book: Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science

by Judith Curry Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science is an important new book that everyone should read.  And its free.

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).

The Uncertainty Monster: Lessons From Non-Orthodox Economics

by Vincent Randall A perspective on economists’ grappling with the ‘uncertainty monster.’

How hurricanes replenish their vast supply of rain water

by Makarieva A.M., Gorshkov V.G., Nefiodov A.V., Chikunov A.V., Sheil D., Nobre A.D., Li B.-L. New questions and ideas about hurricanes and their power.

Improving climate change communication: moving beyond scientific certainty

by Judith Curry A new report from The University of Nottingham looks at whether climate scientists threaten their own scientific credibility when trying to make their research accessible to members of the public.

Balance and the Grid

by Planning Engineer and Jill Tietjen The power system is a matter of extreme importance relating to economic development, quality of life as well as health and safety. In order to best meet the needs of any given area, it … Continue reading

Twilight of the Climate Change Movement

by Judith Curry Don’t be fooled by the post-Paris fanfare: The climate change movement faces big trouble ahead.

Climate scientists versus climate data

by John Bates A look behind the curtain at NOAA’s climate data center.

Science into agitprop: “Climate Change is Strangling Our Oceans”

by Larry Kummer, from the Fabius Maximus website The public policy debate about climate science shows the dysfunctional nature of the US media. Here’s another example of how propaganda has contaminated the news reporting of this vital subject, looking at … Continue reading

2015 → 2016

by Judith Curry Ringing in the New Year at Climate Etc.

Ocean acidification discussion thread

by Judith Curry This thread discusses sections 10.3 and 10.4 in Alan Longhurst’s new book Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science.

A perspective on uncertainty and climate science

by Marcia Wyatt This past summer I was asked to give a presentation on science and ethics. The person who asked me was motivated by the Pope’s encyclical, the comments regarding climate change.

Structured expert judgment

by Judith Curry Any attempt to impose agreement will “promote confusion between consensus and certainty”. The goal should be to quantify uncertainty, not to remove it from the decision process. –  Willy Aspinall

A key admission regarding climate memes

by Andy West Lewandowsky and Oreskes raise the prospect that via the agency of memes, the climate Consensus with its high certainty of danger, could be a socially generated artifact and not a scientific fact.

Climate culture

by Andy West A frequent topic at Climate Etc. is the ‘consensus.’ An argument is presented here that the climate consensus is as much about culture as it is about climate science.

Week in review – science edition

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

Kiribati crisis: the blame game

by Judith Curry Small atoll islands may grow, not sink, as sea level rises.