Ep 2: William Briggs – Climate and Covid, How Models Work (or Don’t)

William Briggs builds upon Greg Glassman’s Castro Ranch talk introducing The Broken Science Initiative. Briggs emphasizes that his critique is not aimed at all types of science, but rather at the growing prevalence of broken and bad science. Briggs highlights two especially impactful examples of broken science, namely the COVID “panic” and climate change. Using these examples, Briggs demonstrates how reliance on flawed models and blind trust in “the science” has lead to severe political and social ramifications for everyone.