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A very good post from Brian which manages to say in few words many of the things I’ve been thinking about the “debate” recently, using Global-Warming Alarmists, You’re Doing It Wrong by someone called “Megan McArdle” as his text. Disclaimer: I haven’t read that. Naturally, you should comment at the original rather than here, unless…

A Delayed Review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein By Peter Dorman (Evergreen State College); h/t Hank. I agreed with it all, so largely skimmed it nodding. I haven’t read the book though, obvs. Hank sourced it to Understanding Climate Radicalism on metafilter, which I never look at, but this…

Or so say Science and various others; you can read the EU PR directly. And of course, mixed into the tenor of the times, this becomes “another reason to stay in the EU” (and we’ll quietly forget about an apparently insane new car hire rule). Anyway, what immeadiately strikes me about this “new” thing is…

Say no to Brexit

[Update: and the answer was: leave. Oh dear.] This indecision’s bugging me (Esta indecision me molesta) If you don’t want me set me free (Si no quieres librame) Exactly who I’m supposed to be (Digame que tengo ser) Don’t you know witch clothes even fits me? (Sabes bruja ropa me queda) Come on and let…

Now that Sou has written at length, I can throw in my few thoughts. The first of which is that it is all really very silly indeed, in so many ways, by so many people. Firstly, what were Shukla, Maibach and all the others thinking when they did all of this from their work email…

As I’ve argued before, carbon taxes are better than carbon trading because they are simpler, there is less bureaucracy, less room for political interference, and less room for a parasitic class to form. In witness of which, David Hone’s article about the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)’s “vision”. Well, that was a bit short, wasn’t…

There’s much tweeting going on of Real Global Temperature Trend, p18 – Now how high is climate sensitivity? Here’s the answer of the world’s 13 leading climate experts! especially by those blessed to be in the magic 13. However, I like Jonathon Gregory’s answer: It’s a good question but I don’t place any confidence in…

It’s in the graun, so it must be true. However, just for once I’m going to agree with them. So, quick summary: Minnesota has a social cost of carbon, ish, and a Commission to quantify and establish a range of environmental costs associated with each method of electricity generation; and requires utilities to use the…

Moyhu wins the prize for actually bothering to track the GWPF and its waste-of-time “inquiry”. That’s about all there is to say, really. I could take the piss out of them a bit more I suppose but it hardly seems worth the effort. Terence Kealey (chairman) ends up looking like an idiot, which in GW…

Yet more carbon tax

TL;DR: nothing new to see here. Anyway, I was pushing my favourite theme, How to decarbonize? More free market! and to my absolute astonishment it didn’t go down terribly well. A number of questions in the comments were re-hashing stuff from Carbon tax now but no-one ever re-reads old blog posts just because I link…