Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #182

The Week That Was: 2015-06-06 (June 6, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project   ICCC-10: The New Science & Economics of Climate Change The Heartland Institute’s Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-10) will take place on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Washington…

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Bespoke Science…Made-to-Order Science

Guest essay by Charles G. Battig, M.D. A flurry of recent publication activity on the health impacts of carbon dioxide by the catastrophic climate change community is evidence that it has now moved beyond post-normal science. That was the philosophical answer to traditional science founded on rational hypotheses, reproducible experimentation, and impartial confirmation of results.…

An IT expert's view on climate modelling

Guest essay by Eric Worrall One point struck me, reading Anthony’s fascinating account of his meeting with Bill McKibben. Bill, whose primary expertise is writing, appears to have an almost magical view of what computers can do. Computers are amazing, remarkable, incredibly useful, but they are not magic. As an IT expert with over 25…