The best way to win an argument

Mike Jonas writes: The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, UK) looks at analysis that could lead to more moderate attitudes. This BBC article provides some food for thought that is relevant to the climate debate. It looks at a paper “Political Extremism Is Supported by an Illusion of Understanding” by Fernbach, Rogers, Fox and Sloman, which…

Why don’t we all just agree on Global Warming?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen David Victor, in a presentation in January at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as part of a seminar series titled “Global Warming Denialism: What science has to say”, fairly recently highlighted here at Andy Revkin’s Dot Earth blog in the online International New York Times, made several very important points…

Pielke Sr. on new Spencer and Braswell paper

Reposted from Dr. Roger Pielke Sr’s blog New Paper “On the Misdiagnosis Of Surface Temperature Feedbacks From Variations In Earth’s Radiant Energy Balance” By Spencer and Braswell 2011 There is a new paper published which raises further questions on the robustness of multi-decadal global climate predictions. It is Spencer, R.W.; Braswell, W.D. On the Misdiagnosis of…