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Problems in social science are being used to discredit climate science

New Scientist

A conference in California next week says it aims to make scientific studies more reliable, but critics fear the event is a new tactic used by those who question the reality of climate change. The event, called Fixing Science, is being run by the National Association of Scholars (NAS), a non-profit organisation based in New York. The conference's programme focuses on the reproducibility crisis – the claim that science has an increasing problem with poorly performed or even fraudulent studies – with a portion dedicated to how …

House Hearing on Climate Science Focuses on Name Calling

U.S. News

Republicans and three scientists accused mainstream climate scientist, Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University, and major international science panels of trying to quiet researchers who disagree about the magnitude of global warming.

Schools rarely teach climate change outside of science class. Teachers are changing that.


There's a pretty good chance you remember all of those early, iconic lessons learned in school, from the fetching utility of Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally to the way your mind was quietly blown with the realization that the green light in The Great Gatsby might be more than just something at the end of a dock. But what's the likelihood of that early, iconic lesson being about climate change, a looming global catastrophe that will have devastating consequences without radical, immediate (and thus unprecedented) action? As Branch explains, this means many students emerge from high school with a hazy -- or, maybe even nonexistent -- grasp on long-established climate science. Since lessons on climate change are lacking even within science classes for many schools in the U.S., incorporating climate change into other subjects, like history, economics, and civics, might seem like a lower priority. Education advocates and teachers, like Lin Andrews, the director of teacher support at the National Center for Science Education, and Nancy Metzger-Carter, a sustainability curriculum coordinator for a California high school, however, say there's a missed opportunity in not incorporating climate change into non-science-related classes-- whether they're in-person classes or being taught online during the pandemic and beyond.

The Latest: Chevron Lawyer: No Debate About Climate Science

U.S. News

An attorney for oil giant Chevron says the company does not dispute the findings of an international panel of scientists that it is extremely likely humans are the dominant cause of global warming since the mid-1900s.

Trump Killed a Science Panel. It Got Back Together To Send an "Extremely Urgent" Warning.

Mother Jones

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A US government climate change advisory group scrapped by Donald Trump has reassembled independently to call for better adaptation to the floods, wildfires and other threats that increasingly loom over American communities. The Trump administration disbanded the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment in August 2017. The group, formed under Barack Obama's presidency, provided guidance to the government based on the National Climate Assessment, a major compendium of climate science released every four years. Documents released under freedom of information laws subsequently showed the Trump administration was concerned about the ideological makeup of the panel.