Settled science, climate change and Charles Krauthammer

This past Friday the Washington Post published an opinion piece by Charles Krauthammer titled “The myth of ‘settle science.’” In it Krauthammer takes the position the he is neither a global warming believer nor a global warming denier. But then he spend almost the entire piece attacking claims of global warming. Perhaps he feels that […]

How not to present data on natural disasters

As part of the course on energy and climate change that I’m working through on Coursera we were referred to a site listing a summary of natural disasters. Knowing the number, type and frequency of various types of natural disasters is very useful information especially when thinking about what impact climate change may have on […]

Accuweather’s 45 day forcasts – How do we evaluate them?

Last August Accuweather extended their long range forecasts from the previous 30 days out to 45 days. They are now claiming they can predict the weather a month and half into the future with the degree of accuracy that they are worthy of publication. I had serious doubts as to just how good those forecasts […]

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