Summary: Another peer-reviewed paper predicting disaster from climate change by misrepresenting and exaggerating the science. We can still learn much from it. "Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States" By Solomon Hsiang et al in Science, 3 June 2017. "Estimates of climate change damage are central to the design of climate policies. … Continue reading See the cost to America from climate change in the 21st century
Summary: During the past two weeks I've posted much good news to help you prepare for the New Year. Concluding the series is the best news of all: a solid leftist declares an end to the planetary climate emergency! Solar and wind are replacing fossil fuels at an astonishing pace, sooner even than optimists expected when James … Continue reading Good news for the New Year! Salon explains that the global climate emergency is over.
Summary: This is the second post looking at statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb's insights about "ruin" risks, and what they tell us about climate change. Here we look at his warning about climate change and two factors he ignores: the duration of the climate risk window and the odds of a climate disaster. The danger is … Continue reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb warns us about climate change
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
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