Roger Pielke Jr.: the politics of unlikely climate scenarios

"Fight the future" by Ramaelk at DeviantArt

Summary: The public policy choices we make about climate policy depend on the future that we expect. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how climate scenarios too often misrepresent what we know about our world and its likely futures.   "Pielke on Climate" - part 3 of 3. The Politics of Inconceivable Scenarios. By … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr.: the politics of unlikely climate scenarios

Good news from America about climate change, leading the way to success

Summary: Journalists live by the rule "if it bleeds, it leads", sound business advice which buries important good news. Such as the new data from the EIA about US CO2 emissions. It's another small step away from CAGW, especially the coal-driven RCP8.5 climate nightmare scenario. It's one of many such during the past few years … Continue reading Good news from America about climate change, leading the way to success

Britain joins the shift from coal, taking us away from the climate nightmare

Summary: Burning coal contributes to pollution (many kinds) and is a major driver of anthropogenic climate change. Last month we looked at the good news from the US about the shift away from coal, and last week about the good news from China. Here's more good news from Britain. It is part of a global … Continue reading Britain joins the shift from coal, taking us away from the climate nightmare

Good news from China about climate change!

Summary: The headlines report almost nothing but bad news about climate change as journalists exaggerate much of the bad news and mute much of the good news. Here is an example of wonderful news -- from China, the top source of global pollution growth -- about another step in the world's shift away from coal. … Continue reading Good news from China about climate change!

Good news! Coal bankruptcies point to a better future for our climate.

Summary: The bankruptcy of the world's largest non-government-owned coal company illustrates one of the two big weaknesses in the nightmarish climate change scenario that dominates the headlines. It takes us even further off the path to the RCP8.5 scenario behind those stories, onto one going to a far better future. Climate forecasts (called "projections" by … Continue reading Good news! Coal bankruptcies point to a better future for our climate.