Gavin Schmidt & Judith Curry on Science Advocacy

January 6, 2014 5:40 am0 comments
Gavin Schmidt & Judith Curry on Science Advocacy

Gavin gave a fantastic talk at this year’s AGU conference about science advocacy (good report on it by Yale CMForum and Dot Earth). The video is available via the AGU youtube channel: He argued that it’s best to be explicit about one’s values and clearly distinguish when one is talking […]

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A Glacier that did not Survive by Mauri Pelto

January 2, 2014 9:08 pm0 comments
Dr. Mauri Pelto

The rain had poured down us all day, finally at 4 pm it relented.  We left the tent with a rush and headed over the ridge from Pumice Creek to visit Milk Lake Glacier.  To our surprise the glacier pictured on the map was nearly gone.  It was August, 9th […]

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Heartland Institute’s NIPCC Report: “[G]lobal warming ceased around the end of the 20th cent. and was followed (since 1997) by 16 years of stable temperature.” [For fact checking & general commentary]

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Heartland Institute’s NIPCC Report: “[G]lobal warming ceased around the end of the 20th cent. and was followed (since 1997) by 16 years of stable temperature.” [For fact checking & general commentary]

POSTED FOR COMMENTARY BY THE CCNF SCIENTIST COMMUNITY: “Global warming ceased around the end of the twentieth century and was followed (since 1997) by 16 years of stable temperature.” http://www.nipccreport.org/reports/ccr2a/ccr2physicalscience.html Source: “Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science 2013 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.” The Heartland Institute.

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Mind the Gap – Thoughts on the science communication problem

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photo by Thana Thaweeskulchai

Outreach. The word itself suggests a kind of uneasy exertion of the body. It reminds us that bringing scientific knowledge to the public, far from natural or straightforward, is an exercise demanding all manners of contortions. So, like a particularly eccentric yoga pose, “outreach”–it’s believed in the science community–is not […]

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AGU BLOGOSPHERE / THE BRIDGE: “New Website Wants to Encourage Public Discussion of Climate Change by Scientists” 11/12/2013

December 20, 2013 4:04 am0 comments
AGU BLOGOSPHERE / THE BRIDGE: “New Website Wants to Encourage Public Discussion of Climate Change by Scientists” 11/12/2013

“New Website Wants to Encourage Public Discussion of Climate Change by Scientists” by Meg Gilley, November 12, 2013 [click on link here to view full article on THE FRONT PAGE] What are your thoughts on the new Climate Change National Forum and Review (CCNFR)? According to the website’s founders, the forum […]

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THE FRONT PAGE (blog of the American Meteorological Society): “Share Ideas on Climate, Influence Policy Options” 10/15/2013

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Click on image to view article on the American Meteorological Society's blog, THE FRONT PAGE.

“Share Ideas on Climate, Influence Policy Options,” October 15, 2013 [click on link here to view full article on THE FRONT PAGE] The Front Page received the following note from John Nielsen-Gammon, Regents Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University; Texas State Climatologist; and a Fellow of AMS: A Message To Fellow Physical […]

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Letter to Fellow Physical Scientists by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon

September 13, 2013 7:38 pm0 comments
Letter to Fellow Physical Scientists by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon

I’m part of a new journalistic endeavor called the Climate Change National Forum (CCNF). The purpose of this web site is to provide a public forum wherein scientists can discuss the latest research on climate change and share and debate ideas on aspects of climate change especially relevant to policymaking. When the second […]

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Gov. Rick Perry: “Weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward to question the idea that human activity is behind climate change… The science is not settled on this.” [For fact checking & general commentary]

August 12, 2013 12:29 pm0 comments
Gov. Rick Perry: “Weekly or even daily scientists are coming forward to question the idea that human activity is behind climate change… The science is not settled on this.” [For fact checking & general commentary]

POSTED FOR COMMENTARY BY THE CCNF SCIENTIST COMMUNITY: So… 1. Is the science settled or not? 2. Are scientists coming forward to question the AGW theory daily or weekly? Source: “The Republican’s Candidates Debate,” 2011, POLITICO.    

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