Tag Archives: consensus position

Airtime for policy experts

As I discussed in this post, there’s been a lengthy discussion on Twitter about climate scientists publicly discussing policy/solutions. In response to this, David Roberts tweeted the following: I think a) the over-reliance on climate scientists to do all the … Continue reading

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More nonsense – sorry, nonsensus – from Richard Tol

Richard Tol apparently has a new comment about Cook et als. paper Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. The basic motivation is that Cook et al. (2013) seem to be an outlier in the consensus … Continue reading

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The best evidence we have!

Brian Cox took a bit of flack because of a Guardian article about a speech he’d given in which he appeared to be suggesting that – when discussing climate science – scientists should sound more certain than they are. I … 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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