• Judith Curry: Doubt, Uncertainty And Ignorance

    • Date: 03/06/11

    The word “doubt” has a bad connotation in the climate debate owing the the merchants of doubt meme.  Richard Feynman puts the word “doubt”  into the appropriate perspective in the context of science: When a scientist doesn’t know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the […]

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  • 1979 Prediction: Warming Trend Until The Year 2000, Then Cooling

    • Date: 31/05/11

    A reminder that there was a time when climate scientists actually did science. http://news.google.com/newspapers Real Science, 30 May 2011

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  • Bumper Harvest In India: Too Much Food Causes Problems

    • Date: 30/05/11

    A new study published in the Science magazine says that global warming has contributed to a drop in the yield of crops in Russia, China and India: Crop yields hit by global warming Global warming is hurting world food production, says new study. A drop in the yield of some crops around the world was not […]

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  • Judith Curry: Uncertainty, Risk, And (In)action

    • Date: 29/05/11

    So when you take uncertainty into account, it actually leads to the decision that we should take action more quickly.” I first spotted the statement in the Discover Magazine interview with myself and Michael Mann .  I thought it had to be a typo or misquote (note, Mann said this, not me  ) In discussing the Discover […]

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  • Hurrah For Solar Power!

    • Date: 28/05/11

    And Ya Boo Sucks to the lies told about it. Here’s the good news: Solar photovoltaic (PV) power is set to achieve the environmentalists’ holy grail of grid parity – the same cost price as fossil fuels – across the European Union by 2017, according to a UN expert. How excellent! Low carbon energy becoming cheaper […]

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  • Lord Turnbull Publishes Devastating Critique Of The Coalition’s Climate Policies

    • Date: 27/05/11

    Scepticism about climate change takes at least four forms: Some sceptics don’t believe that the climate is changing. Others believe that climate is changing but it isn’t ‘man-made’. Some believe that climate change is happening but they don’t believe government action can make a difference. Some believe that government might be able to make a […]

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  • IPCC: Peer-Review? What Peer-Review?

    • Date: 26/05/11

    Something has happened at the super-transparent world-bettering organization called the IPCC that Hilary Ostrov who has been yanking and tugging and pulling at this, says in wry Canadian understatement: A disappointing but not unexpected result,… What is this something? You must remember the ‘review of the IPCC’ conducted by a body called the Interacademy Council? The […]

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  • Judith Curry: Freedom of Information

    • Date: 26/05/11

    Some interesting issues this week regarding Freedom of Information (FOI), related to Michael Mann and the UVa and also some statements by Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society. Michael Mann and the UVa Steve McIntyre reports the following regarding the FOIA requests from ATI regarding Michael Mann’s emails at the University of Virginia: A consent […]

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