Should We Trust the Climate Models? Part 3 of 3

By Robert P. Murphy In my first article of this 3-part series on the reliability of the climate models used to guide policy debates, I developed a coin-flipping analogy to make sure the reader understood the concept of a “95% confidence spread.” Then I showed that even using the charts presented by the climate scientists 

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A Better Word of the Year for 2019: Energy Poverty

By Katie Tahuahua It’s that time of year. As New Year’s Eve approaches, we look back on 2019 seeking nuggets of wisdom from twelve more months of the human experience. Unfortunately, the Word of the Year selections from two top dictionaries reveal just how misplaced this year’s priorities were. The Oxford English Dictionary selected “climate 

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Alex Epstein’s Clear Thinking on Climate and Energy

By Rupert Darwall “For many decades the human species has been at war with the planet,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared at the start of the Madrid climate conference last week. “And the planet is fighting back.” Alex Epstein, the youthful pro-fossil-fuel campaigner and author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, disagrees. What Guterres 

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Some Facts About Energy

By Wallace Mannheimer The industrial age, namely using coal, oil and gas to generate power instead of human and animal muscle, and wind and solar have lifted billions out of poverty. Before the industrial age, civilization was a thin veneer on top of a vast mound of human misery, that civilization maintained by such things 

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Why Climate Alarmism Hurts Us All

By Michael Shellenberger In July of this year, one of Lauren Jeffrey’s science teachers made an off-hand comment about how climate change could be apocalyptic. Jeffrey is 17 years old and attends high school in Milton Keynes, a city of 230,000 people about 50 miles northwest of London. “I did research on it and spent 

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Saving the Planet by Killing It

By Yonoson Rosenblum A large group of Harvard and Yale students occupied the field during halftime of the annual Harvard-Yale game on November 23 to celebrate their virtue by demanding that the two universities divest all fossil fuel stocks. I assume that not one of the 40 or so students arrested by the police, who 

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Requiem for a Climate Dream

By Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. If the world isn’t slashing CO2, blame overreaction to the Fukushima disaster. Rigor could be restored to mainstream climate journalism with a single clause. That clause consists of the words “if climate models are accurate.” A United Nations study issued in advance of this week’s climate summit in Madrid would 

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