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A challenge for my readers

John Cook and colleagues have new paper out about [d]econstructing climate misinformation to identify reasoning errors. The basic idea is to inoculat[e] against misinformation by explaining the fallacious reasoning within misleading denialist claims. and to [o]ffer a strategy based on … Continue reading


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Richard Tol and the 97% consensus

I said in my earlier post that I might write about Richard Tol’s publicly stated views on John Cook’s 97% consensus paper. Since then, however, I’ve had a rather frustrating Twitter discussion with Richard Tol that, sadly, ended quite sourly … Continue reading

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Richard Tol’s fourth draft

So, Richard Tol has a fourth draft of his climate consensus paper. I don’t really want to say too much more about this as I’ve discussed his draft paper before (here and here). My basic view hasn’t really changed. Richard … Continue reading

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Richard Tol’s second draft

So I’ve had a look through the second draft of Richard Tol’s paper Qunatifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the literature:a comment. It doesn’t seem to have changed much, so I stand by much of what I said … Continue reading

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Is it 98% or 97%?

The latest “sticky” Watts Up With That (WUWT) post is one claiming that, in fact, the results of the Cook et al. (2013) consensus surveys suggests that 98% of the papers that take a position on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) … Continue reading

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