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Judith Curry - 2016-06-11 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

The latest on the cloud-aerosol debate – this is really interesting [link]

Why do good researchers end up in trouble? Lessons from researcher rehab: [link]

Pacific Stalagmites Cast Doubt On Climate...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-09 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

This book offers an uncomfortable but vital diagnosis of the trouble with science. – Jack Stilgoe

My post The Republic of Science has spawned some interesting reflections.  I have an interview on this topic with the Corbett Report [link].  Most interestingly, two ...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-07 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Today marks the end of the Presidential primary season.

Here are few articles that I’ve spotted

Camille Paglia: Zombie time at campaign Hillary: Trump’s real strength and Clinton’s fatal sleepwalking

Is the U.S. about to administer chemotherapy to its...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-07 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Some new analyses are shedding some light on deficiencies in the approach to estimate the social cost of carbon.

The debate surrounding the social cost of carbon was described in a previous post On Trial: Social Cost of Carbon.  My chief concern was that I thought...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

What Happens When You Can’t Build Back? Addressing Climate Change Loss and Damage [link]

Airlines accused of backsliding on climate commitments [link]

Climate change raises conflict risk in South Asia,...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-04 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Ocean temps predict U.S. heat waves 50 days out [link]

A tale of two blobs:  very nice collection of essays from CLIVAR on the warm blob in the Pacific and the cold blob in the Atlantic [link]

...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-03 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Four new papers remind us of the very large uncertainties surrounding cloud-climate feedbacks.

CERN

CERN’s CLOUD Experiment recently published three new papers:

Ion induced nucleation of pure biogenic particles The role of low-volatility organic...
Judith Curry - 2016-05-31 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The professional standards of science must impose a framework of discipline and at the same time encourage rebellion against it. – Michael Polanyi (1962)

A recent tweet by Andrea Saltelli reminded me of Michael Polanyi‘s 1962 essay “The Republic of Science: Its...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-29 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

The real problem with fusion energy [link]

The case for more ethanol: why green critics are wrong [link]

Could new #MIT breakthrough in #Solarthermophotovoltaic be a #GameChanger for #renewables [link]...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-28 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Good food for thought on “intellectual & institutional mashup” of forest & #wildfire management realities. [link]

Mars wobbles its way out of an ice age [link]

Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-27 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Time to reflect on the blog.

I have been insanely busy since Dec 1.  Particularly the last 3 months, I have had little time to spend on the blog, beyond cursory monitoring of comments and week-in-review style aggregation.

Finally, this week, I am facing the...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-25 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The continuing drama of the U.S. Presidential election.

JC’s pick for best article of the week has two winners:

Rat Pack versus the hippie: Trump and Clinton come from opposite ends of the same decade [link] Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as...
Judith Curry - 2016-05-24 - Original post - cached version

by Jim Steele

Is bleaching the legacy of a marvelous adaptation mechanism or a prelude to extirpation?

A Warm Evolutionary Legacy

Despite increasing confirmation of the Adaptive Bleaching Hypothesis and its ability to explain coral resilience, most people are unaware of its...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-23 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Humanity is owed a serious investigation of how we have gone so far with the decarbonization project without a serious challenge in terms of engineering reality. – Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly has published an important new paper in MRS Energy & Sustainability:...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-23 - Original post - cached version

by Rud Istvan

Aitken et. al. in Nature newly comports to confirm 2015 fears about instability of the Totten Glacier in Eastern Antarctica. This could ‘suddenly’ raise sea level as much as 4 meters! (Or, based on the abstract, maybe only 0.9 meters in ‘modern scale configuration’, but over...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-21 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Considering power system planning in fragile and conflict states [link]

Peter Gluckman: Understanding the challenges and opportunities at the science-policy interface [link]

Could we illuminate the world...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-21 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A fe thing that caught my eye this past week.

Elevated CO2 maintains grassland net carbon uptake under a future heat and drought extreme [link]

New paper:  Hurricane intensity predictability [link]

NAS report on GMOs [link]

The literature of...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-16 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Climate and energy are becoming more topical in the presidential election.

Here are a few articles that I’ve recently spotted:

Why this could finally be the election where climate change matters [link]

Remaining Contenders Differ Radically on Climate...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few thinks that caught my eye this past week.

Here’s how we can give climate-displaced persons deserve a dignified transition. [link]

China May Shelve Plans to Build Dams on Its Last Wild River [link]

In Ethiopia, young women lead conversation about...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-14 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies. [link]

Science:  New scrutiny for a slowing conveyor [link]

Forecasting winter precipitation extremes in California using the North Pacific...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-10 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Climate Change Science: Fact, Fiction & the Unsettled

I have been invited by the Society of Petroleum Engineers to present a webinar (next Thursday).

This presentation is part of the SPE’s Webinars and Online Education Series:

Take yourself to...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-08 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Researchers develop all-weather #solar cell that generates power from rain as well [link]

David MacKay’s book is an absolute gem:  Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air.  Available free online [link]

...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-07 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Abrupt sea level rise looms as an increasingly realistic threat [link]

Tim Palmer presentation: Climate Change, Chaos, and Inexact Computing [link]

Professor Anastasios Tsonis joins the GWPF [link]

...
Judith Curry - 2016-05-06 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A new thread to focus political comments, away from the main threads.

Here are a few interesting analyses on the candidates that I’ve spotted recently.

Sanders: On becoming anti-Bernie

Trump: Why Trump will become the next President of the United...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-03 - Original post - cached version

by Larry Kummer, from the Fabius Maximus website

The public policy debate about climate science shows the dysfunctional nature of the US media. Here’s another example of how propaganda has contaminated the news reporting of this vital subject, looking at stories about a new study of our...

Judith Curry - 2016-05-01 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Are they trying to control the climate . . . or you?

Marc Morano has a new movie, Climate Hustle.

CLIMATE HUSTLE, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Marc Morano, reveals the history of climate scares including global cooling; debunks outrageous...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-30 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Excellent article in Foreign Affairs: The clean energy revolution [link]

Very interesting analysis of energy politics in the U.S.: How Politics Obscures Environmental, Energy Gains [link]

State...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-30 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation on Northern Hemisphere Winter Blocking [link]

Polarization may cause climate communication to backfire [link]

Was Mars once host to hydrothermal springs? [link...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-28 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

When it comes to climate change, the procedure by which experts assess the accuracy of models projecting potentially ruinous outcomes for the planet and society is surprisingly informal. – Michael Oppenheimer

My concerns about the consensus seeking process used by...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-26 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas less than 4% of the globe shows decreasing LAI (browning). Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-25 - Original post - cached version

by Nic Lewis

An update to the calculations in Lewis and Curry (2014).

Lewis and Curry: The implications for climate sensitivity of AR5 forcing and heat uptake estimates (2015; online 2014)[1] (LC14) made careful use of estimates of effective radiative forcings and planetary heat...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-24 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

This controversial carbon pricing proposal could be the key to success for the world’s new climate agreement [link]

Are outdated licensing rules holding back the next generation of safer, cheaper nuclear...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-23 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this week.

Does CO2 mean increased  crop water productivity? [link]

Carbon isotopes characterize rapid changes in carbon dioxide during the last deglaciation [link]

Climate alarmism and the muzzling of independent...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-21 - Original post - cached version

by Andy West

An inadequately testable and inappropriate framing.

 1. Introduction

Geoff Chambers commenting recently in a Cliscep Post reminded me of the paper ‘Denialism: what is it and how should scientists respond?’ by Diethelm and McKee (D&M2009). Chambers calls...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-20 - Original post - cached version

by Andy May

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has accused ExxonMobil of lying to the public and investors about the risks of climate change according to the NY Times and has launched an investigation and issued a subpoena demanding extensive financial records, emails and...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-19 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The election is heating up with the forthcoming primary in New York

A cartoon that I spotted a few weeks ago

Filed under: Politics

Judith Curry - 2016-04-18 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

In our view, the fact that so many scientists agree so closely about the [causes of the] earth’s warming is, itself, evidence of a lack of evidence for [human caused] global warming. – D. Ryan Brumberg and Matthew Brumberg

The latest nonsensus on consensus from...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-16 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week

Why is nuclear excluded from clean energy mandates & subsidies? Nice WSJ shout-out [link]

Coal’s Future Shifts To Developing World [link]

Air pollution and infant health in Mexico City [link] …

...
Judith Curry - 2016-04-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Variation in climate sensitivity and feedback during the historical period. [link]

Can game theory help solve the problem of climate change? [link]

The IPCC’s priorities for the next six years: 1.5C,...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

AGU Board votes to continue relationship with Exxon-Mobil and to accept sponsorship support.

You may recall a recent post AGU, Exxon and the corporate funding dilemma, which was written in response to a letter from a group of AGU members urging the AGU to sever its...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-11 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Don’t be fooled by the post-Paris fanfare: The climate change movement faces big trouble ahead.

Mario Loyola has written a lengthy essay for The American Interest, entitled Green Idols: Twilight of the Climate Change Movement.  The American Interest allows one free...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-09 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

The Science of Time Explains Boredom and Stress, and How to Deal With Them [link]

Excellent interview on freedom of speech & inquiry by Joanna Williams, author of a new book on the subject. [link]

...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-06 - Original post - cached version

by Peter Davies

China has big plans for low-carbon electricity, primarily to reduce air pollution but also with the intent of reducing CO2 emissions and building a true 21st century power grid. Is it going to succeed?

In the late 1970s the Chinese leaders realised that the...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

My draft talk elicited an interesting conversation on twitter, that deserves some wider discussion.

The figure in question is from John Christy’s recent congressional testimony

Gavin Schmidt tweeted:  TMT (trop + glob) comparisons to CMIP5 models on...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-05 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Seems like interest has picked up today, so here is a new thread.

Trump and Cruz have answered some energy/climate questions.
Trump [link]
Cruz: [link]

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have not responded.

I hope to have some time for a...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-03 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

I could use some help pulling together some graphs for a talk I am giving next week.

About a year ago, I participated in a panel discussion The National Associated of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) [link].  It was a very worthwhile event, and I am doing...

Judith Curry - 2016-04-02 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Attorneys General Create Axis For Global Warming Shakedown  [link]

“Climate Hustle” goes to Washington: Skeptical film to premiere on Capitol Hill; Riveting panel with Gov. Sarah Palin [link]

Review of...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-28 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The Paris Agreement and, more generally, climate change policy, almost perfectly illustrate the contradictions of the post-modern industrialized world risk society, characterized by perceived threats confirmed by politicized science and governed by sub-politics beyond...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-27 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week

Laos, China release dam water as Vietnamese Mekong Delta suffers worst fresh water shortage in century [link]

Facing Prison, Rajendra Pachauri Claims Climate Sceptics Are Behind Sexual Harassment Case [link]...

Judith Curry - 2016-03-25 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Campus unrest, viewpoint diversity, and freedom of speech are issues that have been of increasing concern to me.

heterodox academy.org is playing an important role in highlighting these issues and attempting to address them.

I’ve been collecting materials...

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