Monthly Archives: March 2016

Free speech in academia

I wrote a post a while ago about the newly formed Heterodox Academy. The basic motivation of the Heterodox Academy is [t]o increase viewpoint diversity in the academy, with a special focus on the social sciences. The basic idea being … Continue reading

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Grant troughers?

I wandered over to Paul Homewood’s site, and discovered his most recent post was about Royal Society Fellowship. He remarks that: It won’t come as any surprise to learn that there are many other climate scientists at the trough. and … Continue reading

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Reblog: On Hansen et al.

I haven’t really had a chance to properly read the new Hansen et al. paper (apart from the reviewers, who does?). However, it is clearly a paper that has already had impact and somewhat divided opinions, so I asked Peter … Continue reading

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Extreme events

I had thought of writing about Hansen’s recent paper, but I’m not really sure what to say about it. I did read some of the reviews – Thorne, Archer, Ruddiman – and, unsurprisingly, there appear to be some valid criticisms. … Continue reading

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Physicists!

There’s a classic xkcd cartoon (on the right) that is meant to illustrate the arrogance of physicists. As one myself I, of course, think it’s a gross generalisation, but there is certainly an element of truth, as illustrated by the … Continue reading

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Some of my own science, for a change

There’s not much point in running a science blog if you don’t discuss your own research now and again. The reason I had thought of writing about it is that, last week, I was at a meeting I had helped … Continue reading

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Ending the antagonistic climate debate

I wanted to write another post about the recent paper by Sharman and Howarth that considers why climate scientists and skeptical voices participate in the climate debate? This is partly because Reich suggested that maybe there is something to learn … Continue reading

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