Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #187

The Week That Was: 2015-07-11 (July 11, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Science or Selective Ignorance? In an editorial published in Science magazine on July 3, Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief of the Science Journals, removed all…

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Environmental And Climatic Alarmism Demand Accountability

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball In Aesop’s story of the boy who cried wolf the consequences included him losing his sheep and his credibility, even if he later told the truth. Today, environmental and climate alarmists who cry wolf don’t lose anything. There is no accountability. In fact, they continue to have credibility, keep their…

'Robust' analysis isn't what it is cracked up to be: Top 10 ways to save science from its statistical self

In the wake of what Willis recently pointed out from Nassim Taleb, about how “In fact errors are so convex that the contribution of a single additional variable could increase the total error more than the previous one.”, I thought it relevant to share this evisceration of the over-reliance on statistical techniques in science, especially…