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THAT IS ALL

What was Willard thinking? He and I had spent the last couple of days spar-o-matically hyperfine sparring over evidence vs testimony vs opinion vs science vs What Is Science and other wurdz that if you’re already bored by, you needn’t bother reading on. This afternoon, for no patent reason, Willard decided to retweet what may … Continue reading

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Lew Unblocked

Back when I was allowed to comment at the Conversation on their articles about Climate Change (and French and Italian politics, modern dance and veganism), their second- and third-most prolific authors were Stephan Lewandowsky and John Cook, with forty-odd articles apiece. Lew’s forty articles span April 2011 to August 2016, followed by a long “pause” … Continue reading

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Jennifer Bernstein and the New Environmental Paradigm

I”ve written about the New Environmental (or Ecological) Paradigm (NEP) before here and there. The New Environmental Paradigm is a battery of questions designed to establish where survey respondents stand on environmentalism. It’s one of dozens of similar standardised questionnaires used in the social sciences to discover where people stand in relation to numerous subjects. … Continue reading

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No Flooding in Manhattan, but Hansen Jumps the Shark Anyway.

There’s a new article at Earth System Dynamics entitled “Young people’s burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions” by Hansen, Marcott et al. (“al” being a number of unfamiliar names from Britain, the USA, France and China.) As the title hints, it’s more about how to control the world’s energy policy for the next hundred years … Continue reading