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We, humans, are not very good at estimating and weighing risks. Looking at the definition of risk, this is not so strange. To make things even more complicated, the debate on risk often takes place at the border of science and politics, of logical reasoning and subjective judgment. Whatever we do to try and find objective parameters and criteria to assess and weigh risks, decisions what we do and what we do not find acceptable depend to some extent on value judgments. There are no 100% […]
Confusion is definitely centered in the Republican quadrant. Via Dan Kahan who wants us to focus on the rainbow effect. But to me the most striking thing about this pattern is the rairty of deep confusion outside the top left quadrant. Cover that quadrant with white paper and mentally extrapolate. Then look at the data again. [more]
The IPCC has released a very snazzy video that summarizes the fifth assessment report.
Real Climate gives the recent methane news some proper context. The bottom line is that since methane is a short lived GHG it would take a very sudden and very massive release of methane for it to have a large effect on the climate. And that is unlikely. Methane is a short-lived gas in the atmosphere, so to make it rise, the emission flux has to continually increase. [more]
Anything goes, per usual. Also, we are taking nominations for the Golden Horseshoe Awards for 2014 – We usually like to avoid the noise and focus on the signal, but for the New Year we’d like to send some awards for the biggest and most misleading claims in the climate world. [more]
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