When 98.9 Percent of Nutrition Scientist Got it Wrong

Guest post by Ronald Baron, “I have high cholesterol,” my mother sighed over the phone. “Just got back from my doctor, and my cholesterol reading was 523.” “Is that high?” I asked. I knew nothing about cholesterol to say nothing of medicine’s ability to measure it. But I know my mother. If the doctor found…

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An Analysis Of The 11,000 ‘Micky Mouse’ Climate Scientists

Reposted from Synthesisr November 13, 2019 Climate Change An Analysis Of The 11,000 ‘Micky Mouse’ Climate Scientists It’s because Climate Change! “The further society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” George Orwell Did you catch the usual gullible mainstream media (MSM) “news” outlets pushing the recent climate alarmism, coming…

Re-evaluating the manufacture of the climate consensus

From Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on August 21, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry A new book by Oppenheimer, Oreskes et al. entitled ‘Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy‘ makes a case against consensus seeking in climate science assessments. I have long railed against the consensus-seeking process used…

American Climate Denial: Frack Yeah!

Guest ridicule by David Middleton Earther, the folks who reported that Gorebal Warming is deforming the seafloor,  have an interesting perspective of American exceptionalism. SCIENCE Climate Denial is a Form of American Exceptionalism Brian Kahn Yesterday 4:20pm Filed to: AMERICA F*** YEAH America is already great, my friends, at least when it comes to climate denial. New research…

“Pseudoscience is embraced, it might be argued, in exact proportion as real science is misunderstood”… Except in the case of climate change.

Guest post by David Middleton This item on Real Clear Science caught my eye today… What Causes Science Denial?  Steven Novella, Neurologica Blog Dr. Novella discussed another paper which found that skepticism of the so-called scientific consensus regarding climate change cannot be explained by a lack of scientific literacy.  (The other recent paper was discussed…

Scientific Literacy Leads to More Politically Polarized Opinions on Climate Change

Guest post by David Middleton Individuals with greater science literacy and education have more polarized beliefs on controversial science topics Caitlin Drummonda,1 and Baruch Fischhoffb,c Author Affiliations Edited by Roger E. Kasperson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, and approved July 19, 2017 (received for review March 23, 2017) Significance Public opinion toward some science and technology issues…

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…