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Scientific Method

The principles and empirical processes of discovery and demonstration considered characteristic of or necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to demonstrate the truth or falseness of the hypothesis, and a conclusion that validates or modifies the hypothesis.

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  • Important new paper challenges IPCC’s claims about climate sensitivity
    by Nic Lewis Official estimates of future global warming may be overstated. A brief summary in press release style of my new paper (written in the third person) One of the most important conclusions of the recent 6th Assessment Report … Continue...
  • What the pandemic has taught us about science
    The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray It’s been awhile since I have been so struck by an article that I felt moved to immediately do …...
  • Emergent constraints on TCR and ECS from historical warming in CMIP5 and CMIP6 models
    By Nic Lewis This is a brief comment on a new paper[i] by a mathematician in the Exeter Climate Systems group, Femke Nijsse, and two better known colleagues, Peter Cox and Mark Williamson...
  • Truth(?) in testimony and convincing policy makers
    by Judith Curry Some reflections, stimulated by yesterday’s Congressional Hearing, on the different strategies of presenting Congressional testimony. Yesterday’s Hearing provided an ‘interesting’ contrast in approaches to presenting...
  • Climate science’s ‘masking bias’ problem
    by Judith Curry How valid conclusions often lay hidden within research reports, masked by plausible but unjustified conclusions reached in those reports.  And how the IPCC institutionalizes such masking errors in climate science. In the previous post,...
  • Climate scientists’ motivated reasoning
    by Judith Curry Insights into the motivated reasoning of climate scientists, including my own efforts to sort out my own biases and motivated reasoning following publication of the Webster et al...
  • Global Warming: Science or Political Science?
    By John Droz, jr In paleoclimatologist Dr. Curt Stager’s recent Adirondack Almanac piece about me it’s startling that he so openly disavowed traditional Science. By comparison, consider his insightful quote back in 2011: “… my preference is for...
  • Climate uncertainty monster: What’s the worst case?
    by Judith Curry On possibilities, known neglecteds, and the vicious positive feedback loop between scientific assessment and policy making that has created a climate Frankenstein...
  • Reviewing the CCSR: Discussion thread
    by Judith Curry This post is running parallel to the post Reviewing the Climate Science Special Report (a technical post), to accommodate general discussion on the topicFiled under: Scientific method
  • 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...

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