Roger Pielke Jr.: the politics of unlikely climate scenarios

"Fight the future" by Ramaelk at DeviantArt

Summary: The public policy choices we make about climate policy depend on the future that we expect. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how climate scenarios too often misrepresent what we know about our world and its likely futures.   "Pielke on Climate" - part 3 of 3. The Politics of Inconceivable Scenarios. By … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr.: the politics of unlikely climate scenarios

Roger Pielke Jr. describes the distorting of climate science

No exaggeration here! From Scientific America. AZRainman/Flickr

Summary: Scientists and journalists play a vital role in the public policy debate about climate change, explaining the reports of the major climate agencies. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how they too often misrepresent those findings, distorting the debate and feeding the public's loss of confidence in science as an institution. About those … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr. describes the distorting of climate science

Roger Pielke Jr. describes the decay of climate science

Climate War

Summary: Science and public policy collide in climate science as they have in few fields. Here Roger Pielke Jr., describes an example of how the resulting stress has begun to corrupt the field. "Pielke on Climate" - Part 1 of 3. Institutional decay in climate science. By Roger Pielke Jr. at The Climate Fix. Posted … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr. describes the decay of climate science

Save the world from climate threats, myths and fears

Climate nightmares

Summary: An eminent European climate scientist discusses climate threats, myths, and fears. All are dangerous. "It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits …" --- Aristotle in The Nicomachean Ethics. This is post #430 on the FM … Continue reading Save the world from climate threats, myths and fears

News misreporting a big GAO report about climate change

Prepare Adapt Survive

Summary: This looks at an important new GAO climate change report, and how the news media misreport it. While a small episode, it reveals much about the problem of climate change, about journalism, and why three decades of advocacy for climate change action has produced so little action. “We don’t even plan for the past.” … Continue reading News misreporting a big GAO report about climate change