Wednesday, October 03, 2018

#Wikimedia - Relevance of #science - Kate Ricke

A lot of soul searching happened to determine why Wikipedia failed to notice Donna Strickland only once she received the Nobel Prize.. What is more astounding is that Wikidata failed to include her.. No Scholia information for her and her research. What we have at this is likely to be a subset of the "Stricklands papers".

We do not know who will be seen as a scientist of similar relevance but we do know that a lot of rubbish is floating around.. it is called fake science, fake news and countering this is where big organisations like Google and Facebook rely on the information in Wikipedia.

So Mrs Kate Ricke is another scientist that did not get Wikipedia attention so far. Mrs Ricke tweeted about her paper Country-level social cost of carbon. It and the papers produced by her and her co-authors are quite potent.

When you learn about a paper like this, you can add it and its authors to Wikidata. When Orcid has information about other papers, you can import these papers as well building on the web of science about of one of the most important subjects of our time. In addition co-authors of these other papers can be included as well as the authors citing these papers.

When relevance is given to the science of a subject like climate science, it becomes possible to contrast it with what some politicians want us to believe.
Thanks,
       GerardM
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