A Reader's Guide to The Honest Broker
Four months ago, I initiated an experiment: Can I use Substack to gain more independence in my writing and research? I am deeply appreciative of everyone who has subscribed to The Honest Broker. I am humbled by those who have chosen to become paid subscribers. And a very special thank you to my Founding Members. Numbers of overall and paid subscribers continue to grow, giving me great optimism that this experiment is succeeding.
The increase in readership provides me an opportunity to provide both new and long-time subscribers an overview of what you can find here at The Honest Broker.
I write a lot of posts based on work I’m doing at the time and also opportunities where my work intersects with current events, which happens a lot and not by accident.
I also have started to write in SERIES, which follow a topic across multiple posts. The number of SERIES I have ongoing here will continue to grow. I am considering using a SERIES to serialize a new book on climate – an optimistic look at our future on planet Earth.
I am also starting to use THREADS to motivate discussion and the extended peer- and community- review of work in progress.
Most weeks I write a PIELKE’S WEEKLY MEMO which is generally for paid subscribers only (though note that I have just ungated #12 and #8 and #9 are also ungated for readers to get a sense of what these offer). These are a bit more informal and draw upon and update past posts and analyses. These are intended to add value to the most engaged readers of The Honest Broker. Look for the next memo next week.
I also use The Honest Broker to share my writings, talks, podcasts and the like. Paid subscribers have access to a downloadable PDF of my book, Disasters & Climate Change (2018). I also want to make sure that all of my scholarly writings are freed from academic paywalls. I give a lot of talks around the world to many different groups, and I will share many of those talks here, either videos or my slide deck, often accompanied by an overview.
Below you can find links to all of the above. I’ll periodically update this post to provide ready access to the large growing amount of material you can find here. And, as always, I welcome your suggestions for how The Honest Broker can become of greater value to you. In addition, I welcome tips and pointers, anonymity will be preserved if desired.
You can also find on the Substack home page for The Honest Broker links to the sites most read posts and there you can also dive into the archive, which goes back several years and has hundreds of posts.
Thank you for reading!
A READER”S GUIDE TO THE HONEST BROKER (updated 29 Sept 2022)
Start here: How to read The Honest Broker
Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics
What the Media Won’t Tell You About . . .
The Future of Football
Part 1: Before the pandemic, the rise and decline
Making Sense of Trends in Disaster Losses
PIELKE’S WEEKLY MEMO
#1 ($): Some quick notes on recommended readings and what's upcoming at THB
#2 ($): What is climate change? Remarkably, the UN organizations that oversee climate science and climate policy each use a different definition of "climate change." Here is why that matters.
#3 ($): Supreme Court on climate, making sense of "event attribution," and PAC-12 RIP
#4 ($): Some follow up suggestions on ESG investing, regulation of athlete eligibility and global temperature targets
#5 ($): Manchin, Eco-terrorism, Fires in Spain & Germany's Coal Re-start
#6 ($): Manchin Redux, US Tornadoes, London Fires & Men vs Women Athletic Performance
#7 ($): More on the IRA, World Triathlon trans policy, great news you haven't heard & some recommended readings
#8 (FREE): A defense of Alex Berenson, geopolitical risk in clean energy supply chains and some recommended reading
#9 (FREE): A new analysis of solar and wind under the IRA, a historic White House science integrity scandal, some recommended weekend readings, plus a goal of the week
#10 ($): The most misunderstood term in climate science, perils of following the science, recommended podcasts, readings and a classic goal of the week
#11 ($): A starter set of essential slides for understanding climate science, impacts and policy
#12 (FREE): Magic Beans as climate policy, United in (Bad) Science, Pakistan's floods, a new talk, recommended readings and goals of the week!
BOOKS, ARTICLES & TALKS
Book ($): Disasters & Climate Change
Talk ($): Trust Me, I’m a Scientist
MOST READ POSTS
The Unstoppable Momentum of Outdated Science: Much of climate research is focused on implausible scenarios of the future, but implementing a course correction will be difficult
How to Understand the New IPCC Report: Part 1, Scenarios: Contrary to what you've been reading, the massive new IPCC report offers grounds for optimism on climate science and policy
MUCH MUCH MORE
Hundreds of other articles in the archive
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