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  • 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...
  • 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“,...
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