Tagged: sensitivity

DIY bowel screening kits - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 17, 2015

The Press headlines this morning claim the Ministry of Health is blocking bowel screening tests. The article itself states the MoH does “not recommend” use of do-it-yourself bowel screening kits.  I can find no MoH press release relating to these kits, so I am a little confused as to whether or not the MoH is blocking anything […] … Read More

A physicist speaks: Dessler on climate sensitivity – very unlikely to be less than 2ºC - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 05, 2013

There’s been much ado about climate sensitivity — the amount of warming we expect for a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere — in the last month or two. A couple of recent papers, and an expected slight adjustment to the likely range in the upcoming IPCC fifth report1, has led to speculation that we […] … Read More

Injury, function, and death - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 29, 2013

When they say your tests are positive for a disease just what do they mean?  If it is a simple blood or urine test often they mean that the concentration measured is outside (above or below) some  reference range.  In my field of Kidney Attack (a.k.a. acute kidney injury: AKI) two tests of the same … Continue reading » … Read More

Sensitivity and consensus; theory and practice - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 22, 2013

So Cook et al1 confirms that there really is a consensus in climate science: 97% of the peer-reviewed literature over the last 20 years supports the fact that humans are responsible for the warming. It’s a solid result, confirming the earlier work of Oreskes and others, but its importance lies in the fact that public [...] … Read More

Uncertainty is not your Friend - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 09, 2012

This a guest post by Stephan Lewandowsky, the Winthrop Professor and Australian Professorial Fellow at the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia. The article originally appeared at Shaping Tomorrow’s World. The Australian Future fund is tasked with delivering high risk-adjusted returns on public funds, such as the Australian Government’s budget surpluses, in [...] … Read More