Posts filed under “UnScience”

The Science of Climate Change

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) rips into Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for blocking a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change

Deniers are “Ignorant, out of touch, crazy”

Published on Jul 29, 2014

Ain’t no cure for stupid.

Category: UnScience, Video

Summers in the Future

Category: Digital Media, UnScience

How to Make a Killing in Global Warming

Two recent articles with related themes caught my eye. They are important for anyone who manages money, either professionally or for themselves. Together, they may just indicate a turning point in the debate on what might be the response to anthropogenic global warming. The first, from former Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer…Read More

Category: Investing, UnScience

Six Ways to Separate Lies From Statistics

From Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers, a short primer on separating lies from statistics:   1. Focus on how robust a finding is, meaning that different ways of looking at the evidence point to the same conclusion. Do the same patterns repeat in many data sets, in different countries, industries or eras? 2. Results that…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Data Analysis, UnScience

Statistically Appropriate Climate Change Debate

John Oliver hosts a mathematically representative climate change debate, with the help of special guest Bill Nye the Science Guy, of course.

Category: UnScience, Weekend

Earth Day Blues

Source: Star Tribune

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Really, really bad calls, UnScience

Guide to Spotting Bad Science

Great list:   Source: Compound Chem

Category: Digital Media, Science, UnScience

Science Shmience

Adam Zyglis on Science Skeptics   Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News  

Category: Humor, UnScience

Follow the Money: The Booming Business of Global Warming

Last month, I wrote about global warming in the context of investment opportunities. As part of that discussion, I mentioned McKenzie Funk’s new book, “Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming.” I thought framing the financial opportunities of this might bypass the usual agnotology and political foolishness. To quote: “This debate is no longer about…Read More

Category: Investing, Travel, UnScience

Creationism in Public Schools Mapped

Source: Slate

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Science, UnScience