The replication crisis may also be a theory crisis

From Ars Technica Theory protects from “personal intuitions and culturally biased folk theories.” Cathleen O’Grady – 2/16/2019, 11:00 AM A jumbled jigsaw puzzle, AKA the state of theory in the behavioral sciences. A replication crisis has called into question results from behavioral (and other) sciences. Complaints have focused on poor statistical methods, the burying of…

Influence of solar activity on European rainfall

Dr. Sebastian Luening writes to advise us of this. Press Release Institute of Hydrography, Geoecology and Climate Sciences (IFHGK), www.ifhgk.org 15th February 2019 Influence of solar activity on European rainfall A balanced level of precipitation provides the basis for a wide range of economic and social activities in Europe. Particularly agriculture, drinking water supply and…

Progressive State Climate Change Playbooks

From Roger Caiazza On December 12, 2018 the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the availability of three “playbooks” produced by the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition that includes 16 states and Puerto Rico, to address climate change and implement policies that advance the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.…