We now do weather reporting based upon polls

From Reuters U.S. Democrats and Republicans can’t even agree on the weather: Reuters/Ipsos Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) – Only 200 miles separate Michael Tilden and Miranda Garcia in rain-soaked Iowa. But they are worlds apart when it comes to their opinion of the weather. The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage…

Sarewitz Validated

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   A week ago I wrote an essay titled “Sarewitz’s Science Smörgåsbord” which was received here with varying degrees of acceptance, resistance and dismay.  It concerned what I thought was a new paper from Daniel Sarewitz “How science makes environmental controversies worse”.   Marcel Crok, independent science journalist in the Netherlands,…

Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism.

An excellent twitter thread by @RodgerPielkeJr concerning a paper by Hulme, M. Recommended reading: Hulme, M. (2011). Reducing the future to climate: a story of climate determinism and reductionism. Osiris, 26(1), 245-266.https://t.co/bwcHL1iot9 pic.twitter.com/PYeRsizGAJ — Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) July 9, 2019 This is an excellent, nuanced, complex article on the factors behind the extreme politicization…

Leaving the EU is ‘more vital than climate change’ says poll as 36 per cent of voters claim Brexit is the most important political issue

From The Daily Mail Climate change came third in list of priorities voters identified for Government Eleven per cent of participants mentioned climate as top issues facing country Second place was ‘tackling poverty’ on 12%, and ‘resolving Brexit’ top at 24% By Harry Cole For The Mail On Sunday Published: 18:48 EDT, 6 July 2019…

Myron Ebell

NYT: Trump Advisor Dubbed Auto Makers “the Opposition” in Vehicle Emissions Standoff

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the New York Times, Myron Ebell convinced President Trump to override the concerns of automakers worried about fragmentation of vehicle emissions standards. Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the ‘Opposition’ in Fight Over Trump’s Emissions Rollback By Hiroko TabuchiJuly 2, 2019In the early months of the Trump administration, automakers…

President Trump Slams Renewable Energy at the G20

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Trump has criticised other countries for pursuing technology which doesn’t work. Trump rejects need for climate action at G-20: US has ‘cleanest’ water and air ‘we’ve ever had’ BY ARIS FOLLEY – 06/29/19 04:08 PM EDT President Trump broke with the Group of 20 (G-20) nations on the need for climate change action…

Truth(?) in testimony and convincing policy makers

From Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on June 27, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry Some reflections, stimulated by yesterday’s Congressional Hearing, on the different strategies of presenting Congressional testimony. Yesterday’s Hearing provided an ‘interesting’ contrast in approaches to presenting testimony, when comparing my testimony with Michael Mann’s. What are the purposes of…