Monthly Archives: May 2014

STS vs Physics

There’s an interesting discussion taking place in the comments on a Making Science Public guest post – by Philip Moriarty – called Science is not what you want it to be. This issue seems to relate to the significance of … Continue reading

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Decades of cooling?

Victor Venema and Judith Curry were having a Twitter discussion yesterday about uncertainty. I think – although Victor can correct me – that Victor was trying to get Judith to acknowledge that uncertainty works both ways. Even though it is … Continue reading

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Another good TED talk about climate models

Just came across what seems to be an excellent TEDx talk, by Steve Easterbrook, about climate models. One take away message seems to be that climate models are less buggy than virtually all commercially available software, and they’re almost as … Continue reading

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Circling the square

The seems to have been an interesting, inter-disciplinary meeting in Nottingham called Circling the Square : Research, media, politics, and impact. The goal seems to have been to explore the role of knowledge in policy making and brought together international … Continue reading

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Just some things

I haven’t written anything for a while. Partly I’ve been rather busy with other things, and partly I’m just going through another phase of just wondering about what the whole point is. The whole climate debate seems so polarised, that … Continue reading

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Politicised science?

There are a number of people who seem to object to one of the reviewers of Lennart Bengtsson’s paper saying Summarising, the simplistic comparison of ranges from AR4, AR5, and Otto et al, combined with the statement they they are … Continue reading

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linear vs non-linear

Andrew Montford has a post about the errors in Lennart Bengtsson’s rejected paper. I haven’t seen the paper, and nor – I think – has Andrew Montford. All we have access to is a copy of one of the reviewer’s … Continue reading

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