IPCC and the Media: Don’t be misled (again)

By Wayne Myrvold I wish that I had suggested “Don’t be fooled” for the title of Gordon McBean’s blog post earlier this week, instead of “Don’t be misled,”  so that I could call this one “Don’t be fooled again.” Several of the blog posts in the past week have pointed to difficulties in communicating climate [...]

2013-10-05T08:26:02-04:00September 28th, 2013|Climate Change|

What do you bring to a street fight?

By Wayne Myrvold Two weeks ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a press release stating that “the IPCC is not holding any crisis meeting.” In other news, the IPCC has not enlisted a herd of flying unicorns to carry thermometers  into the stratosphere.  The IPCC statement came as a result of claims in [...]

2013-10-05T08:24:13-04:00September 25th, 2013|Climate Change|

Two Dimensions of Knowledge

By Wayne Myrvold  Monday, September 23.  Today, in Stockholm, members of Working Group I of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are meeting to work out, and approve, the group’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.  Working Group I (one of three such groups) is the group tasked with reporting on the physical [...]

2013-10-05T08:27:01-04:00September 23rd, 2013|Philosophy of Science|
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