‘Climate denier’ as a badge of honor

Take note: 2 minutes further in the interview he repeats this statement!

This , for me, short article builds on a longer TEXT I wrote nine months before: What is climate science? At the time I put quite a few hours of study into preparing that text. However, I had not yet formulated the title of this piece as a conclusion. Among other things, I went through… Continue reading ‘Climate denier’ as a badge of honor

What IS climate science?

Longer texts

The most read Dutch article on my Academia account has a somewhat suggestive title. At this site you find the English translation of it: Real Science and Climate Science [1]. It did not explicitly address the question from the title of this article. Is climate science a real existing branch of (serious) scientific practice?That I… Continue reading What IS climate science?

Meanwhile above the Netherlands

Artificial island IJsseloog in Ketelmeer: part of the IJsselmeer. ‘Meer’=lake. Until 1932 the lake was sea (‘Zuiderzee’).

In this century (also in my lifetime) I returned by airplaine to the Netherlands 11 times. Never before have I had such a beautiful view during the landing. And not only has this photo turned out exceptionally well as a picture (thanks to the sunset and the clouds), there is also a lot of interesting… Continue reading Meanwhile above the Netherlands

The suffering of the climate prophet. And lead outweighs CO2

Stephen Schneider

When considering running for a seat in the Provincial Council I started reading the complete IPCC report, however, I got stuck on page XI. The Synthesis Report 2014 turned out to be officially dedicated to Mr. Stephen Schneider, who -for that reason- can be called climate prophet. I use that term climate prophet for the… Continue reading The suffering of the climate prophet. And lead outweighs CO2

Lies, damned lies, statistics and criminology

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Differences in sentencing in similar cases? This Long TEXT was the second non-peer review of the (now defunct) Dutch website ‘Emperors & Clothes’ (Keizers & Kleren). I discussed the article Differences in sentencing in similar cases that appeared in episode 2012-11 of the Dutch Legal Journal (‘Nederlands Juristenblad’ (NJB)). In publishing this English translation, I… Continue reading Lies, damned lies, statistics and criminology

Why exactly no placebo punishments?

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In 2009, the Journal of Criminology [A Dutch journal, ‘Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, hence: ‘TVC’ further on] published the article “Recidivism after community service and after prison sentences”. The authors claimed to have demonstrated that offenders reoffend less after community service than after a prison sentence. At the beginning of 2011, the study was the subject… Continue reading Why exactly no placebo punishments?