Archive for Climate Change

“Quick, what’s the conversion factor?”

The obvious point of this clip was to ambush (in 2015) the then-head of the EPA, Gina McCarthy, for not knowing the % of atmospheric CO2, but what’s really embarrassing is that she (apparently) didn’t know that you could convert ppm into %. I sympathize with someone not having such a factoid at her fingertips, […]

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BMS ep. 101: Tim Terrell on Why Big Business Favors Environmental Regulations

Tim told me some stories that I had never heard before. Audio here, and video below.

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Dirty Secrets About the CLEAN Future Act

This article is a pretty good summary of my main points on climate change econ/policy over the last several years. An excerpt: The official framework for the CLEAN Future Act repeatedly alludes to “the scientific consensus that all countries must shift to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 to avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change,” and […]

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Murphy Twin Spin

==> The final installment in my trilogy at IER on “Should We Trust the Climate Models?” ==> The first (which happens to be Chapter 4) chapter released for my book on Money Mechanics for the Mises Institute.

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Should We Trust the Climate Models? Part 2 of 3

Available here.

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Should We Trust the Climate Models? Part 1 of 3

The title is pretty self-explanatory. In this first post, I spend most of the article making sure the reader understands what a “95% confidence envelope” is, to then properly interpret the graphs that pro-“consensus” scientists share, to ostensibly demonstrate how reliable the latest batch of models is.

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BMS ep 87: Sabine Hossenfelder on “Dark Matter” in Physics, and the Limitations of Current Climate Models

Here’s the podcast episode with links, and below is the video.

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I’m Pretty Sure I LOL’d

…when I first encountered the Abstract of a paper talking about the 1.5 degree target, where one of the authors was a Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on the 1.5C target. I wrote up the tale for IER.

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