paradim-shift

Anatomy of a Collapsing Climate Paradigm

Guest post by David Middleton Paradigm: A framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community. Paradigm Shift: These examples point to the third and most fundamental aspect of the incommensurability of competing paradigms. In a sense that I am unable to explicate further,…

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Study: Climate skeptics and proponents score highest on climate science literacy…but are the most polarized

From Yale University and the “I’ll bet this guy never reads RealClimate and WUWT” department: Climate science literacy unrelated to public acceptance of human-caused global warming Those who score highest on test are more politically polarized, study finds Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific…

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Obama’s Climate Deal with China Backfires

Emboldened China Plays $100 Billion Trump Card China offered new details on its commitment to rein in greenhouse gases and called on rich nations to speed up delivery of the $100 billion in annual climate-related aid they’ve promised by 2020. Su Wei, China’s lead climate negotiator, coupled his comments on China’s commitment with a call…

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Give Gruber a Break

By Charles Battig Jonathan Gruber has been roundly reprimanded in the press, blogging sites, and everywhere in between for his candid comments regarding “the stupidity of the American voter” being his assumed premise for the passage of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare). As viewed from Gruber’s academic pedestal, this was a most natural and…