A climate scientist assesses the threat of climate change

Summary: Eminent climate scientist Judith Curry gives a brief assessment of the threat of climate change, starting from first principles -- such as the definition of "risk". It is a timely reminder, as the debate about the public policy response to climate change moves into hysteria. "US politics could be focused on preventing climate change … Continue reading A climate scientist assesses the threat of climate change

Debunking the hysteria about cyberterrorism. Some sensible advice.

Summary:  Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello contrasts the warnings that flood the news about cyberthreats with their mundane reality.  {First of two posts today.} Everything’s “Big” When It Comes To Cyberterrorism. It Shouldn’t Be. By Emilio Iasiello from DarkMatters, 2 December 2015 Posted with his gracious permission. In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, there … Continue reading Debunking the hysteria about cyberterrorism. Some sensible advice.

Can we see China through our veil of propaganda?

Summary: Our newspapers coverage of the world consists to a large extent of propaganda. Nations appear as either allies, enemies, and wilderness. And rivals are often portrayed as enemies, no matter ow much spin or outright fabrication required. Here we look at China, attempting to see through the fog. . The first of two posts; … Continue reading Can we see China through our veil of propaganda?

Renowned Physicists Cast Doubt on Gingrich’s Far-Fetched Scenario about EMP weapons

Summary:  With Newt Gingrich leading in the Republican presidential polls, many of the hobby horses of the far right surge into view again.  They've invested considerable resources convincing Americans about things to hate or fear.  One such is EMP, a civilization-ending strike from the sky.  Today's guest article by Nick Schwellenbach explains the reality behind the … Continue reading Renowned Physicists Cast Doubt on Gingrich’s Far-Fetched Scenario about EMP weapons