Climate Change, Statistical Significance, and Science

  A recent plea for scientists to “stop playing dumb on climate change” shows why The New York Times Op Ed page needs a statistician. Recently, the New York Times published an opinion piece Playing Dumb on Climate Change by Naomi Oreskes, a professor of the...

Is Precision Overrated?

  A historian of science strikes a Swiftian pose in The New York Times: statistically scrupulous scientists need to get their heads out of the clouds on climate change. But maybe that’s—precisely—where they need to be.   “He first took my Altitude by a...
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