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  • by Andy West The role of children in the culture of climate catastrophism 1.Serious scenarios for children: reality or culture? 1.1 Frightening our children: When do we find it acceptable to institutionally frighten children?...
  • by Judith Curry It’s getting worse. About 5 years ago, I wrote two blog posts on climate scientists’ pre-traumatic stress syndrome: Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: climate trauma survival trips Pre-traumatic stress...
  • by Judith Curry Some reflections, stimulated by yesterday’s Congressional Hearing, on the different strategies of presenting Congressional testimony...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • by Judith Curry ” ‘I believe in science’ is an homage given to science by people who generally don’t understand much about it. Science is used here not to describe specific methods or theories, but to...
  • by Judith Curry Some reactions from Wednesday’s Congressional testimony. I’m starting this post while sitting in the Phoenix airport waiting for my delayed flight home (by the time I get home, I will have been...
  • by Judith Curry There is a disturbing story coming out of the University of Washington surrounding Cliff Mass. In preparing this article, I have received material from a member of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at...
  • Politics of climate expertise Tue, 4 Dec 18, 8:32am
    by Judith Curry “Concerning the inability of expert knowledge to resolve environmental controversy and the pressing need for a pragmatic reframing of policy problems to allow for solutions based on bipartisan values.”...
  • by Judith Curry Reflections on Nic Lewis’ audit of the Resplandy et al. paper. In response to Nic Lewis’ two blog posts critiquing the Resplandy et al. paper on ocean temperatures, co-author Ralph Keeling acknowledges...
  • The catastrophe narrative Thu, 15 Nov 18, 1:45pm
    by Andy West A narrative propagated by emotive engagement, not veracity. Introduction Within the public domain, there is a widespread narrative of certainty (absent deep emissions cuts) of near-term (decades) climate catastrophe....
  • by Judith Curry A remarkable essay by  esteemed oceanographer Carl Wunsch. While doing a literature survey for my paper on Climate Uncertainty and Risk, I came across a remarkable paper published in 2010 by MIT oceanographer...
  • by Judith Curry A recent and worthy attempt to redefine the ‘front’ in the ‘climate wars’, which could lead to a truce and possibly pave the way for rational progress...
  • Four questions on climate change Thu, 19 Apr 18, 11:00am
    by Garth Partridge An essay on the state of climate change science. (1) Is the science of climate change ‘settled’? The scientific uncertainties associated with climate prediction are the basis of most of the arguments...
  • by Judith Curry Big news in the world of ‘climate wars’ – the libel case of Andrew Weaver versus Tim Ball has been dismissed by the judge —  for a rather surprising reason...
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