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 … Continue reading What to expect from Team Hillary in the White House
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 … Continue reading Imagine the horrific fate of the losers after the climate policy debate ends
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 … Continue reading Why skeptics will lose the US climate policy debate
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. … Continue reading Have the climate skeptics jumped the shark, taking the path to irrelevance?