08.5.2020

The President, not the New York Times, Is Right on the Social Cost of Carbon

The President, not the New York Times, Is Right on the Social Cost of Carbon

August 5, 2020

A CO2 Coalition Review of a Media Claim

Energy economist Dr. Bruce Everett says in a new Science and Policy Brief:

The Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) is an estimate of the present value of the future impact of climate change and is supposed to serve as the basis for climate regulations.  Like everything else in the climate debate, the SCC is a political exercise.

In a July 14, 2020 New York Times article, Lisa Friedman claims “G.A.O.: Trump Boosts Deregulation by Undervaluing Cost of Climate Change.”]  In fact, the GAO (Government Accountability Office) says no such thing.  Responding to Congressional requests, the GAO considered (1) why the Trump administration’s SCC is lower than the Obama administration’s, (2) why the recommendations of a 2017 study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have not been implemented and (3) how do states and other countries estimate SCC.  Neither the GAO nor Ms. Friedman bothers to ask the only important question: do estimates of the SCC make any sense?

Download the report here:The President, not the New York Times, Is Right on the Social Cost of Carbon

11.16.2016

Does the World Need Climate Insurance? The Best Scientific and Economic Evidence Says NO

The present white paper is the first in a new ongoing series of special studies examining how CO2 helps our world now and in the future. This analysis considers a major question raised by many people: “If there is uncertainty about the impacts of more CO2 in the atmosphere, shouldn’t we buy insurance?” Continue Reading
6.6.2020

Global Warming: Facebook Thinks Its Opinion Is Better Than Yours

Hyperpartisan “Fact-checkers” Appear to Find a Video Loophole in the 2019 Policy Change of Not Blocking Opinion Pieces The CO2 Coalition of climate scientists today published a Science & Policy Brief by Dr. Patrick Michaels, formerly the president of the association of state climatologists and an expert reviewer and author for the UN’s climate change… Continue Reading

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