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Week in review – science edition

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

The Republic of Science

by Judith Curry The professional standards of science must impose a framework of discipline and at the same time encourage rebellion against it. – Michael Polanyi (1962)

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.

Making (non)sense of climate denial

by Judith Curry See update I’m wondering how we can inoculate ourselves and broader public from the latest nonsense from John Cook: an online MOOC Making Sense of Climate Denial.

Pascal on the art of persuasion

by Judith Curry “People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.” – Blaise Pascal

Week in review – science edition

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

What can we do about climate change?

by Judith Curry Do we have the resources (from, say, economics or ethics) to answer these sorts of questions?

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

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

Contradiction on emotional bias in the climate domain

by Andy West Emotions and messaging about climate change.

Week in review

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

We are all confident idiots

by Judith Curry Stumbling through all our cognitive clutter just to recognize a true “I don’t know” may not constitute failure as much as it does an enviable success, a crucial signpost that shows us we are traveling in the … Continue reading

Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: Climate trauma survival tips

by Judith Curry Climate depression is real.  Just ask a scientist. – Madeleine Thomas

Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: climate scientists speak out

by Judith Curry Well this has been a really interesting week  for hearing about what climate scientists think and feel about potential future impacts of climate change.

Climate blogosphere discussion thread

by Judith Curry How has the terrain of the climate blogosphere changed over the past 5 years?

Tackling human biases in science

by Judith Curry Psychologist Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia says that the most common and problematic bias in science is “motivated reasoning”: We interpret observations to fit a particular idea.

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.

Is the road to scientific hell paved with good moral intentions?

by Judith Curry We find ourselves in scientific hell when we discover that our powers of persuasion are limited to those who were already predisposed to agree with us. – Philip Tetlock

Stalking the uncertainty monster

by Judith Curry Its time to check in with the Climate Uncertainty Monster.

Groups and herds: implications for the IPCC

by Judith Curry Group failures often have disastrous consequences—not merely for businesses, nonprofits, and governments, but for all those affected by them. – Cass Sunstein and Reid Hastie

Week in review

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

New presentations on sea ice

by Judith Curry I have prepared two new talks on sea ice to present in Nanjing.

JC’s book shelf

by Judith Curry Some new books that I’ve been reading, by  Roger Pielke Jr., Rud Istvan, George Marshall and James Gleick.

Importance of intellectual and political diversity in science

by Judith Curry “He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.”  – John Stuart Mill

What exactly is going on in their heads?

by Judith Curry Some interesting new research on understanding  why there is a lack of public support for the climate change ‘consensus’, the nature of the scientific consensus, and agendas in characterizing the consensus.