How to Think About Consensus
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A couple months ago, a young researcher named Emily Harari reached out to me about my views about the scientific consensus on climate change. She raised some interesting questions I hadn’t commented publicly on, so I agreed to do the interview if we could share it with my listeners. This week’s Power Hour features that interview. Some of the topics we cover are: - The legitimate and illegitimate view of consensus - How to learn the actual state of consensus - The National Climate Assessment - How consensus statements often misrepresent the state of consensus - The role of the media in distorting science - How transparent should consensus discussions be - The obligation of scientists to stand up to false consensus statements
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