Monthly Archives: June 2014

How science really works!

I thought I might just post this TED talk by Naomi Oreskes (H/T Andy Skuce, Critical Angle). It’s a good talk about consensus, the appeal to authority, and how we counter manufactured doubt, but what I liked was how it … Continue reading

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Communicating climate science

I notice that the University College London (UCL) Policy Commission on Communicating Climate Science’s report called Time For Change, hasn’t gone down very well with many people. I think it is a genuine attempt to try and do something positive, … Continue reading

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Are feedbacks operating?

I’ve been pondering today if being anonymous means that others think it’s okay to be rude and unpleasant, or if they are simply rude and unpleasant. I’m tending towards the latter and have seen nothing to convince me otherwise. A … Continue reading

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Defending the consensus, again!

I find myself defending the consensus project again, and it’s getting both rather tedious and rather confusing. In particular, because some of those who are critical of the consensus project appear to completely accept that the scientific consensus associated with … Continue reading

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Recovering from the LIA?

I can’t remember if I’ve written about this before, but since I haven’t written a post for a few days and would prefer to address something physicsy (rather than something controversial), I thought I might address the issue of us … Continue reading

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Can we trust climate models?

I got into another slightly silly discussion yesterday about climate models, which I tried to resolve by directing the other person to a new paper by Julia Hargreaves and James Annan called Can we trust climate models?. This is a … Continue reading

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Climate cultists

Since I was one of those who responded to Judith Curry promoting Steven Hayward’s recent article on, what he calls, Climate Cultists, I thought I might write a few thoughts about this. My response to Judith may make it seems … Continue reading

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