Predictors of climate alarmism and scepticism

A year ago when the results of the survey were coming in, I started preparing to write a paper by doing a literature search to see what comparable research had been done. It was not a pleasant experience. The academic literature on sceptics (almost none of alarmists) was some of the most hate filled, dishonest […]

What should define the start of the next ice-age?

I’ve often wondered what will be taken as the “start” of the next ice-age. Assuming the start is fairly gradual, we’d expect to see something that either has never happened before starting to happen or something that happens quite often becoming regular. My own preferred measure would be something very simple, such as the first […]

How to convince a sceptic – just give them the data

Over the years I have constantly heard the view that what climate academics are failing to do is “communicate with sceptics”. This is the biggest load of claptrap I’ve ever heard. It shows those doing this kind of research have no real understanding of sceptics. The “communication is all that is needed” argument The logic […]

Results of online survey of participants of the climate debate conducted early 2014

Before Xmas I started publishing the survey results from last year, but unfortunately Xmas got in the way. So, I was intending publishing the whole report as a booklet but then I worked out a way to put it on wordpress in one go. So here is the report:- Original Questions For reference here are […]

Survey

Given the lack of interest in the survey and the family pressures of Xmas, I’ve decided that other things were more important than writing up the results from the final questions. Hopefully I’ll get back to this in the New Year (however I may be busy on other things) and/or I might just produce a […]

Survey: I prefer to work as part of a group

Field summary for Q13(2) Please indicate how strongly you agree with the following statements about your most recent job. [I prefer to work as part of a group] Answer Count Percentage Strongly disagree (J1) 114 2.08% Disagree (J2) 1032 18.86% Neutral (J3) 2434 44.48% Agree (J4) 1579 28.86% Strongly agree (J5) 217 3.97% No answer […]

Survey: I do not to like to stand out or be unconventional

Field summary for Q13(1) Please indicate how strongly you agree with the following statements about your most recent job. [I do not to like to stand out or be unconventional.] Answer Count Percentage Strongly disagree (J1) 637 11.64% Disagree (J2) 2573 47.02% Neutral (J3) 1517 27.72% Agree (J4) 581 10.62% Strongly agree (J5) 64 1.17% […]