Category Archives: Science

Bags under the Eyes Named Schmidt … and Gavin

Skeptical Science Founder John Cook; Climate Science from ‘Basic … to Advanced’

Skeptical Science’s John Cook of Queensland. Australian and native Queenslander John Cook has a day job. And it’s not in the climate science field. You’d never know it based on what the 38-year-old Cook has accomplished while moonlighting. In fact, [...]

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Scientists' 'Lessons Learned'

A Yale Forum Two-Part Special Feature: Scientists and Journalists on ‘Lessons Learned’ (Pt. 1)

By any account, it’s been a challenging 12 months for climate science, for climate scientists, and for the ever-changing face of journalism as its practitioners struggle, or not, to keep their audiences adequately informed and knowledgeable. From the November 19, [...]

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Researchers Point to ‘Moral Obligation,’ ‘Good Citizens’ in Urging Scientists to ‘Speak Up’ on Policy

Scientists, speak up. That’s the message from Michael Nelson, an associate professor of environmental ethics at Michigan State University and John Vucetich, assistant professor of wildlife ecology at Michigan Technological University.

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AAAS Weblog Panel of Four Weighs ‘Overcoming Skepticism after “Climategate”‘

So a climate research scientist, an environmental advocate/climate scientist, an author/writer, and a communications academic gather around a table to discuss “Climate Change & the Public: Overcoming Skepticism after ‘Climategate’”? You haven’t heard this one? Read on. The research scientist, [...]

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Wunderground.com’s Jeff Masters: From ‘Mad Scientist Club’ to Leading Internet Site

ANN ARBOR, MI. — When Jeff Masters was 10, he helped launch the “mad scientist club” in his Birmingham, Michigan, school, writing a 100-page thesis based on observations from his telescope. By the time he was 12, he was diligently [...]

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Climate Experts, Statisticians, Programmers Meet in England on Temperature Records

An international group of 80 climate scientists, statisticians, and computer programmers recently gathered in Exeter, England, to discuss how to expand and improve surface temperature data (also see earlier Forum article). The conference, titled “Creating Surface Temperature Datasets to Meet [...]

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An Alternative Land Temperature Record May Help Allay Critics’ Data Concerns

Critics often complain that the three major surface temperature records — NASA’s GISTemp, the University of East Anglia’s HadCRUT, and NOAA’s National Climate Data Center record — all rely on most of the same underlying station data, provided through the [...]

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