climate skeptics

What to expect from Team Hillary in the White House

Summary: It’s time to tear ourselves from laughing at the dramatic self-destruction of Trump and consider what we will see in the Hillary Administration. Here are three predictions. Imagine the tendencies of the Obama Administration, but far more aggressive. Note: I’ve been accurate so far (a year ago predicting Trump’s strength, and in March predicting …

What to expect from Team Hillary in the White House Read More »

Advertisements
Burning of Anne Hendricks as a Witch in 1571. Engraving by Jan Luyken (1685).

Imagine the horrific fate of the losers after the climate policy debate ends

Summary: The appropriate public policy response to climate change is one of the great issues of our time, driving one of the longest yet inconsequential debates in modern US history. Yet everything comes to an end, eventually. This post speculates what that end might mean for the activists and scientists on each side if they …

Imagine the horrific fate of the losers after the climate policy debate ends Read More »

Climate victory council

Why skeptics will lose the US climate policy debate

Summary:  The advocates for a massive public policy response to climate change have overwhelming political power, far greater than that of conservatives and skeptics opposing them. Temporary factors have prevented their victory, but weather or politics could change the situation quickly and soon. The illusion of winning keeps skeptics disorganized and ineffective. Skeptics have the …

Why skeptics will lose the US climate policy debate Read More »

Have the climate skeptics jumped the shark, taking the path to irrelevance?

Summary: How do myths get entrenched in conservatives’ minds, exerting a pull to the right on American politics? We can understand the process — and perhaps fight it — by studying specific cases. Like the one happening right now, about the secret conspiracy of government scientists manipulating the US climate data to exaggerate global warming. …

Have the climate skeptics jumped the shark, taking the path to irrelevance? Read More »