A leading scientist warns about the climate: “The time for debate has ended. Action is urgently needed.”

Summary: The science establishment is betting its credibility, going all in on extreme climate in preparation for November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.  The pretense of professional objectivity has been abandoned. The role of science in our society and the political Left -- allies in this project -- might depend on the weather … Continue reading A leading scientist warns about the climate: “The time for debate has ended. Action is urgently needed.”

Thomas Kuhn tells us what we need to know about climate science

Summary: The history of science provides a vital perspective for anyone watching our time's high stakes climate science debate. Look at Twitter and you will see the theories of the great Thomas Kuhn at work, helping us better understand the public policy debate.  {1st of 2 posts today.} “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule … Continue reading Thomas Kuhn tells us what we need to know about climate science

Our confidence in science is crumbling. Why? How can we fix this?

We appear to be heading towards a crisis of science. Although an essential guide for humanity to navigate the many challenges that lies ahead of us, public confidence in scientists is crumbling. Vaccination rates are plummeting across the nation, from conservative rural areas to urban areas such as Los Angeles -- including children at top … Continue reading Our confidence in science is crumbling. Why? How can we fix this?

Is the profession of science broken (a possible cause of the great stagnation)?

The rate of technological progress has slowed, broadly speaking since the 1960's. The most commonly cited example is the speed of flight. The astronauts of Apollo 10 traveled at 25,000 in 1969, the same year the first and only successful supersonic commercial airliner flew. Now we have neither. Worse there are indications that the basic … Continue reading Is the profession of science broken (a possible cause of the great stagnation)?

A look at the cutting edge of the climate sciences, & the lessons we can learn.

Summary: The climate science debate not only holds answers vital to our future, but allows us to learn from this demonstration of science in motion. Unfortunately activists on both Left and Right have gained control of the public debate, neither interested in the science except to advance their political goals. Here we look at the … Continue reading A look at the cutting edge of the climate sciences, & the lessons we can learn.