Search Results for: Expertise

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

Global climate models and the laws of physics

by Dan Hughes We frequently see the simple statement, “The Laws of Physics”, invoked as the canonical summary of the status of the theoretical basis of GCMs.

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.

Dan Sarewitz on Saving Science

By Judith Curry Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing. To save the enterprise, scientists must come out of the lab and into the real world. – Daniel Sarewitz

Canopus, Herakleion, New Orleans & Continental Rifts

by Anthony Lucas An alternative perception of sea level rise and climate change.

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.

Science on the verge

by Judith Curry This book offers an uncomfortable but vital diagnosis of the trouble with science. – Jack Stilgoe

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)

New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision and Environmental Control Initiatives

.by Roger Caiazza The excellent series of posts on energy planning by Planning Engineer and Rud Istavan, a similar series at the Science of Doom and a recent post by Peter Lang all outline the difficulties implementing renewable energy and … Continue reading

Violating the norms and ethos of science

by Judith Curry Don’t let transparency damage science.  – Stephan Lewandowsky & Dorothy Bishop

State of the blog discussion thread

by Judith Curry So, what are your thoughts on the current state of Climate Etc., and how it might evolve?

History and the limits of the climate consensus

by Judith Curry Acknowledging the science of global warming does not require accepting that it is immune to criticism.

Climate models and precautionary measures

by Judith Curry Ergo, we should build down CO2 emissions, even regardless of what climate-models tell us. – Nassim Taleb

A War Against Fire

by Judith Curry The most savage controversies are those as to which there is no good evidence either way. -Bertrand Russell

Scientists & identity-protective cognition

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

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.

Why is the Arctic climate and ice cover so variable?

by Judith Curry A discussion of Section 8.3 of Alan Longhurst’s book Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science.

My Fox News op-ed on RICO

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

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.

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.

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.

The conceits of consensus

by Judith Curry Critiques, the 3%, and is 47 the new 97?

Climate Change, Epistemic Trust, and Expert Trustworthiness

by Judith Curry Among the best indirect indicators available to nonexperts is the overwhelming numbers of scientists testifying to anthropogenic climate change. Yet the evidential significance of such clear numbers turns substantially on our nonexpert assessment of these scientists’ trustworthiness. … Continue reading

Assessments, meta-analyses, discussion and peer review

by Judith Curry There is an unfortunate knowledge monopoly in climate science and policy – the IPCC and UNFCCC.  As a result there is insufficient intellectual and political diversity in assessments about climate change.  To break this monopoly, we need … Continue reading

The beyond-two-degree inferno

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