An opportunity to judge for yourself the adequacy of today’s climate science

Summary:  We havea rare moment when even laypeople can understand a major issue in a cutting edge scientific debate.  Not only does this give a hint (but no more) about the strength of the two "sides" (global warming proponents vs skeptics), but also illustrates one of the most important effects of the Internet:  opening previously … Continue reading An opportunity to judge for yourself the adequacy of today’s climate science

Science in action, a confused and often nasty debate that produces real progress

Summary:  The events following publication of a new paper about our climate illustrates how science works in our society.  It shows the warts -- and its self-correcting nature.  The result should please everyone, both scientists and laypeople. Science is and has always been a social process, and hence usually confused and often nasty.  Now its a mainstream … Continue reading Science in action, a confused and often nasty debate that produces real progress

Peer review of scientific work – an inadequate basis for big public action

Summary:  After a decade of stone-walling and evasion by major scientific journals about climate science articles, I find it astonishing that so many folks regard this as a sound basis on which to construct public policy.  If the Food and Drug Administration approved drugs in this way, people would be dieing like flies from bad … Continue reading Peer review of scientific work – an inadequate basis for big public action

President Kennedy speaks to us about global warming and Climate Science

I recommend this post:  “Openness & Government“, Shane Deichman, at MountainRunner, 26 July 2008 (hat tip to Zenpundit) — Relevant and excellent material, including a gem of a quote.  Excerpt: One of the major opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of our national scientific and technical effort and the efficiency of Government management of research and … Continue reading President Kennedy speaks to us about global warming and Climate Science