Talking Truth to Climate Consensus

By Rud Istvan A sound bite summary* The climate consensus now has two derogation levels for those who disagree. Climate ‘contrarians’ like Bjørn Lomborg disagree about mitigation policies. Climate ‘deniers’ like Judith Curry disagree about the underlying climatology. The consensus does not any want any disagreement, since their science is ‘settled’ and solutions ‘clear’. They…

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Study: Presenting Deliberately “Weakened” Skeptic Arguments Increases Climate Acceptance

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study suggests that if people are psychologically “inoculated” with deliberately “weakened” versions of climate skeptic arguments, they are more likely to reject real skeptic positions. The Press Release; Psychological ‘vaccine’ could help immunize public against ‘fake news’ on climate change Sander van der Linden, Anthony Leiserowitz,Seth Rosenthal, Edward…

Consensus=Nonsensus – Reviewing Cook et al (2016)

Michelle Stirling writes: A critical review of the most recent Cook et al (2016) consensus study. There can’t be much more consensus than getting all the lead consensus study authors together to write a consensus on the consensus study. However, in my opinion, this Cook et al (2016) study suffers from the same problematic issues…