10 Dec 2009

Blog Comment of the Week

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It comes from yours truly, but hey I am not going to disqualify myself in some faux attempt to avoid narcissism.

David Henderson was promoting my EconLib piece on geo-engineering, and “H” (I think he’s Q’s brother) said: “Why should I take seriously the opinions of people who don’t even believe that climate change is man-made or that it is a serious problem?”

I replied:

H, go look at Tol’s survey article if you think I’m making things up. I was very surprised myself at how low the estimates were.

It’s ironic, isn’t it? You’re in the position of not believing the peer-reviewed models on the likely impacts of global warming. I hope you are not going to say Joe Romm has more credibility on forecasting economic impacts, than actual environmental economists.

That’ll show him!

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