Manufacturing climate nightmares: misusing science to create horrific predictions

Summary: Scientists and journalists bombard us with news about the coming climate catastrophe, described as certain unless we drastically change our economy. This has plunged many into despair. The hidden key to these forecasts is RCP8.5, the worst case scenario of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report -- often erroneously described as the "business as usual" … Continue reading Manufacturing climate nightmares: misusing science to create horrific predictions

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Too many “takers”? Look to science fiction for the hard-Right answer!

Summary:  People's favorite fantasies don't reveal what they'll do, but provides a window into their thinking. Conservatives talk about the problem of the "takers" (ie, the "47%"). A famous science fiction author describes one solution in his best-selling books.  Read and applaud! A comment by Graydon at Brad DeLong's website: Jerry Pournelle's Codominium stories from … Continue reading Too many “takers”? Look to science fiction for the hard-Right answer!