Category Archives: Science

SpeedoScience

Talking about pseudoscience does not always bore me, but it often does. Not because it begs a far from obvious question, but because of its unsexiness. This kind of talk belongs to what I shall call, in honor of the famous WPM International, SpeedoScience: SpeedoScience. N. An activity where … Continue reading

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Guest post: ‘An inconvenient truth’ – Exploring the dynamics of making climate change public

This is a guest post by Brigitte Nerlich and Warren Pearce about their new paper called ‘An inconvenient truth’: A social representation of scientific expertise. I’ve never really had a discussion about Al Gore and “An inconvenient truth” on this … Continue reading

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Big news in the climate blogosphere!

I guess the big news in the climate blogosphere is that Judith Curry has resigned (retired from?) her tenured faculty position at Georgia Tech. One reason appears to be that Judith is disenchanted with today’s academia. I actually have some … Continue reading

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Residual airborne fraction

Hope everyone had a good, and safe, festive season. Towards the end of last year I wrote a couple of posts about the ocean carbonare cycle. I then ended up in a debate about what it would take to stabilise … Continue reading

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2016: A year in blogging

Since the year is almost over, I thought I would summarise some of what has gone on here. January was a rather quiet month. I wrote about a poignant essay by Piers Sellers, who sadly passed away just before Christmas. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (or whatever season’s greeting seems most appropriate). Given what’s happening in the Arctic, the cartoon on the right seems apt. I really do hope that everyone has a very pleasant … Continue reading

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Why should anyone care?

Steve Fuller, who is a sociologist at the University of Warwick, recently wrote an article in the Guardian called Science has always been a bit post-truth. I thought it was confused. Others were somewhat blunter I have rarely read a … Continue reading

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