Archive for Climate Change

LSE Climate Economics “Expert”: Liar or Stupid?

I report, you decide. I am working on a study for the Fraser Institute that relies on the work of William Nordhaus. Long-time readers of my stuff know the irony of this work, because Nordhaus won the Nobel (Memorial) Prize in 2018 for his pioneering work on climate economics, on the same weekend that the […]

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“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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