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  • 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...
  • The Top 50 Women in STEM Fri, 2 Feb 18, 6:04am
    by Judith Curry Inspiring biosketches of some amazing female scientists, which rather astonishingly includes moi. While at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society a few weeks ago, a number of people mentioned...
  • by Judith Curry Short summary: scientists sought political relevance and allowed policy makers to put a big thumb on the scale of the scientific assessment of the attribution of climate change...
  • JC’s (un)motivated reasoning Fri, 29 Dec 17, 4:27am
    by Judith Curry “I think open explorations of the ideological assumptions scientists bring into policy debates are not only welcome but often necessary for having productive conversations.” – Aaron Huertas Over the...
  • Girls rule(s) Mon, 11 Dec 17, 2:11pm
    by Judith Curry The #MeToo movement is spawning considerable reflection in academia.  Here are some reflections and advice from a senior female scientist (moi) who came up through the academic system during the bad old days...
  • by Judith Curry In private, climate scientists are much less certain than they tell the public. – Rupert Darwall Rupert Darwall has written a tour-de-force essay “A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm“,...
  • by Judith Curry Red-teaming the the U.S. government’s Climate Science Special Report on the topic of sea level rise. Steve Koonin as a new op-ed in the WSJ:  A Deceptive New Report on Climate.  that clarifies the need...
  • by Judith Curry Mannian litigation gone wild. — Steve McIntyre Details given by Michael Schellenberger in Environmental Progress: Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson has filed a lawsuit, demanding $10 million...
  • by Judith Curry The aim of education is to make people think, not spare them from discomfort. – Robert Zimmer Campus craziness In case you haven’t been following this issue, there have been some disturbing events...
  • 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...
  • by Mike Smith For a decade, the weathercaster and broadcast meteorology communities have been subject of a focused campaign to force them to cover global warming in a manner acceptable to the American Meteorological Society,...
  • Alarm about alarmism Sun, 16 Jul 17, 12:59am
    by Judith Curry The climate change debate has entered what we might call the “Campfire Phase”, in which the goal is to tell the scariest story...
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