Tagged: Climate

Christmas gift ideas: Thinking of our grandchildren - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 07, 2011

Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days could be useful am repeating some of my past book … Continue reading → … Read More

A debunking handbook provides lessons in science communication - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 04, 2011

Here’s a great new booklet that everyone interested in science communication should read – especially science bloggers. It’s the The Debunking Handbook by  John Cook, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland and Stephan Lewandowsky, School of Psychology, University of Western … Continue reading → … Read More

Avoiding possible catastrophe — even if you are confused - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 20, 2011

Here’s a nice little video from Greg Craven. It’s arguing for an approach to the climate change controversy which doesn’t involve understanding complex science – risk management. It’s a sensible approach. one that governments and organisations often take when they … Continue reading → … Read More

Manufacturing Doubt - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 18, 2011

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29107248[/vimeo] For decades during which more and more scientific evidence was accumulating to show smoking was a health hazard, tobacco companies actively promoted their products, claiming that the scientific evidence wasn’t convincing. This link puts forward the case that petrochemical companies and their allies have been using the same arguments to introduce doubt into the climate change debate – not … Read More

Empathy for colleagues - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 15, 2011

The Australian astrophysicist Mathew Bailes recently got international recognition for his part in the discovery of an exoplanet which could be made of diamond. As he says: “Following the publication of our finding in the journal Science, our research received … Continue reading → … Read More