An inconvenient stretcher

Bold predictions have a way of disappointing. Al Gore, whose extreme forecasts of climate catastrophe have yet to prove out, should take note. Blunders in the digital age are difficult to erase. That moving finger writes in permanent ink. Mr. Gore, a self-described “recovering politician” who has gone from Washington to fame and million-dollar fortune 

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The ‘threat’ of climate change

By Judith Curry A major disconnect in the discourse surrounding climate change is interpretation of the ‘threat’ of climate change. Last week I attended the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle.  It was a very good meeting; once the talks are online, I will discuss a few of them. One of the 

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Scott Pruitt And The Environment

By Richard Epstein Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, has raised more hackles among progressive Democrats than any other Trump cabinet nominee. Typical of the ferocious opposition to his candidacy is the screed prepared by the Sierra Club that deems him a mortal threat to the safety of the planet 

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Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon

By Judith Curry The Social Cost of Carbon is emerging as a major source of contention in the Trump Administration. Andy Revkin has an article summarizing the issue:  Will Trump’s climate team accept any social cost of carbon?  Excerpts: But there’s probably no more consequential and contentious a target for the incoming administration than an 

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Let’s Stop with the Carbon Con Already

By Selwyn Duke The side that defines the vocabulary of a debate, wins the debate. So we could ask: as we fight the global-warming scam, why are we using the language of the scammers? It’s harder to combat “carbon” taxes, “carbon” credits and callow “carbon” appeals if we accept that at issue is “carbon.” Calling 

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Discussion thread – Social Cost of Carbon

By David Wojick The Social Cost of Carbon is absurd but entrenched. The monster of all climate modeling efforts is the so-called Social Cost of Carbon (SCC). This involves what are called Integrated Assessment Models or IAMs. These models reflect the fact that, from a policy standpoint, the issue of climate change is simply an 

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Obsolete Climate Science On CO2

By Richard A. Epstein The incoming Trump administration has promised dramatic transformations on many vital domestic issues. The best gauge of this development is the fierce level of opposition his policies have generated from Democratic stalwarts. One representative screed is a New York Times Op-Ed by Professors Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein, who lecture the 

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Op-Ed: The university’s climate responsibility

By Bruce Everett Since the election, emotions have run high on campus concerning the new administration’s possible actions on climate. Junior Julia Hackel expressed this worry in her Nov. 29 Tufts Daily op-ed entitled “Climate action under Trump.” I have no intention of defending Mr. Trump or any of the comments he has made about climate change. 

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Climate Heretic: to be or not to be?

By Judith Curry On experts, lukewarmers, and unhappy heretics. Shortly after I started Climate Etc. in 2010, Scientific American published an article Climate Heretic Judith Curry Turns on Her Colleagues. I responded with a blog post Heresy and the Creation of Monsters. Climate heresy, in response to the consensus climate change dogma, has been a 

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