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

by Kip Hansen

John P. A. Ioannidis dropped another cluster bomb on the medical research world two weeks ago with his latest paper which concludes:

“Overall, not only are most research findings false, but, furthermore, most of the true findings are not useful.”

Ioannidis [...

Judith Curry - 2016-07-04 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

The AAAS and affiliated professional societies just shot themselves in the foot with the letter to U.S. policy makers.

Last week, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) issued a press release entitled Thirty-One Top Scientific Societies...

Judith Curry - 2016-07-03 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Energy

How women could benefit from fuel subsidy reform [link]

Wind energy and crony capitalism [link]

UK aims for 57% carbon cut but lacks policies to get there [link]

Bill Gates:  ...

Judith Curry - 2016-07-02 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

U.S. Presidential election, Brexit, climate change

The Atlantic: How American politics went insane [link]

Living in the Age of Stupid: How to comprehend Brexit, Trump and the Anti’s [link]

The New Yorker: British Lose Right to Claim That Americans Are...

Judith Curry - 2016-07-01 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye the past week.

The mysterious ‘cold blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean is starting to give up its secrets [link]

Some good news: Ozone Hole Shows Signs of Shrinking, Scientists Say [link]

NSIDC:  Greenland’s three...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-30 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A more truly open dialogue, which honors a wider range of perspectives, may start to take place if we use integrative perspectives.

Scientific American has published a fascinating article: Understanding Our Polarized Political Landscape Requires a Long, Deep Look...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-29 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A new paper purports to have resolved the discrepancy between climate response estimates from global climate models versus energy budget models.

Reconciled climate response estimates from climate models and the energy budget of Earth

Mark Richardson, Kevin...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-28 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A new study finds that human-caused warming in the west tropical Pacific was not responsible for a series of frigid North American winters experienced over the early 2000s.

A number of papers have been published in recent years arguing that global warming — via...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-27 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

We can conclude that the evidence provided is sufficient to justify a complete updating and reviewing of present climate models to better consider these detected natural recurrences and lags in solar processes. – Jorge Sánchez-Sesma

In pondering how the climate of...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-26 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Some speculations on Brexit and climate change.

Did climate change cause Brexit?  

Ha ha.  Well, the politics of climate change policies seems to have influenced the voters.  there seems to be a substantial confluence of British climate change skeptics and...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-22 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

U.S. Presidential election, plus Brexit.

A few articles I’ve spotted this week to kick off the discussion.

Hillary Clinton, as awful as a find her, is a survivable event.  I’m not so sure about Trump [link]

The Trump nuclear bomb [link]

Hillary...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-20 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

What I saw was a creature not unlike that made by Dr. Frankenstein and which turned onto its creator: neither traditional science nor business, as it is made from incompatible parts taken from both bodies with good intentions but not much forethought. – Yuri Lazebnik...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-19 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

The dirty rules behind clean energy events: How UNEP quietly hurts nuclear and protects fossil fuels [link] …

The dirty part of green energy [link]

The price of LEDs is falling so fast it’s profitable to...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-18 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn [link]

Earth monitoring: Cinderella science [link]

From Urban to National Heat Island: New paper finds changes in energy...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-16 - Original post - cached version

by Planning Engineer

·        Countering the presumption that renewables are always the environmentally preferable alternative, this column suggests that serious consideration should be given to examining if for the short term, fossil fuel might be the “...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-15 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Time for a new thread.

Here are a few articles that I’ve flagged over the past week:

The coming constitutional crises over Hillary Clinton’s emailgate [link]

Libertarian Gary Johnson: Anti-Trump Republicans will vote for me [link]

The...

Judith Curry - 2016-06-14 - Original post - cached version

by Judith Curry

Ridd was punished by James Cook University for “not displaying responsibility in respecting the reputations of other colleagues.” The university even warned that if he does this again, he’ll be tried for serious misconduct.

The latest perversion in research ethics ...

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

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Can #offsets & #biofuels make future international #aviation growth ‘carbon-neutral’? [link]

Where Brexit and climate-change scepticism converge [link]

More than half of jobs in UK solar industry...

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...

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