Disturbing research about the use of “narratives” in climate science papers

Summary: A new paper provides valuable information about climate science -- evidence of the politicization that helped collapse the public policy debate. The authors conclude that narratives are "used to positive effect" in peer-reviewed papers. It puts science on the slippery slope to becoming propaganda (or, in today's jargon, "fake news"). Scientists achieve career success but destroy the … Continue reading Disturbing research about the use of “narratives” in climate science papers

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Ignore the skeptics. America can still grow.

Summary: Can America no longer grow? Have we exhausted the potential for future technological progress? Let's look at how far we have come and ask if the engines of progress that produced these wonders can no longer work for us. “Innovation of new forms of society and technology. It is the key to our progress. … Continue reading Ignore the skeptics. America can still grow.

The replication crisis in science has just begun. It will be big.

Summary: After a decade of slow growth beneath public view, the replication crisis in science begins breaking into public view. First psychology and biomedical studies, now spreading to many other fields -- overturning what we were told is settled science, the foundations of our personal behavior and public policy. Here is an introduction to the … Continue reading The replication crisis in science has just begun. It will be big.

Paul Krugman talks about economics. Climate scientists can learn from his insights.

Summary: A new presentation by Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman discusses economics. His insights apply broadly to sciences playing a key role in public policy, especially climate science. Let's hope others learn from it. Slide #1 from "What have we learned since 2008", a presentation by Paul Krugman at CUNY, 19 February 2016. He is discussing … Continue reading Paul Krugman talks about economics. Climate scientists can learn from his insights.