The Friday Funny: I’m a climate scientist!

When there is disagreement about key findings in evaluation (or, in science, or the world in general), should some opinions – like actual expert opinions – be given more weight?

This group of Australian climate scientists thinks so, and have put their message in this creative video (if you can’t view it below, e.g. because

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The two second advantage and memories of the future

Stuart Henderson’s mention of The Two Second Advantage (see the LinkedIn discussion referred to in the post from earlier this week) reminds me of the work of business strategist Arie De Geus, who discusses how learning organizations use scenario planning to create “memories of the future”.

It seems to me that this idea has potential

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The risks of using choropleth maps

Choropleth maps use existing spatial units (such as census blocks, cities, countries) to map statistical data. They are commonly used to map census data, which is where I was introduced to them in the 1980s.

One of the risks of using them is that a few geographically large units can swamp the visual communication. This

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