Dr. Judith Curry explains why carbon dioxide is not a control knob that can fine tune climate.
William Nordhaus versus the United Nations on Climate Change Economics
Excerpt: Consider, now, the scenario “Limit temp. to 1.5°C.” Recall that this is the IPCC’s current policy goal and that various environmental analysts and pundits also embrace it. Because Nordhaus just won the Nobel Prize for his work on climate change, one might suppose that his model would provide support for the UN’s goal. It doesn’t.
As Table 1 indicates, Nordhaus’s model—at least as of its 2007 calibration—estimated that such a policy goal would make humanity $14 trillion poorer compared to doing nothing at all about climate change. Moreover, the $14 trillion magnitude of the net damages from the wrong policy—including what is now the UN’s goal—dwarfs the $3.07 trillion size of the net benefits from even the best theoretically possible policy.
In light of Nordhaus’s calculations shown above, the apparently urgent need for “climate action” is not so urgent. It now looks more analogous to economists discovering the theoretical possibility of an “optimal tariff” but still understanding that free trade is the safest rule of thumb.
Carbon Tax Reports, Video Clips
McKitrick on Climate Change –
a Plain Language Guide to Social Costs of Carbon (Carbon Taxes)
14 short, plain language video clips with Dr. Ross McKitrick, professor of economics at the University of Guelph, that explain carbon taxes and their failings
Dr. McKitrick’s full presentation is here: (technical in nature)
UN CLIMATE PANEL (IPCC) – We dispute their findings. Here’s why.
Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Perception Vs Reality
Renewables do not address climate change; Wind and Solar cannot support basic society.
World Markets are Skewed – Canada is Taking a Beating. Why?
Coal Phase-out –
Driven by UNPRI/CDP and ClimateWorks Partners pushing for Vested Interest Renewables (because coal is so cheap, no one in their right mind would choose wind or solar over reliable, affordable coal-fired power)
Challenging CBC and Minister McKenna on Coal and Climate Change
Climate Change Policy: A Threat to Canada
Robert Lyman, former public servant of 27 years and 10 years a diplomat. Deeply informed on the GHG reduction file.
Funding for Climate Hysteria Comes from These Foreign Billionaires
Why we think a global carbon tax law would be very destructive to Canada – aside from the fact it would install into law a faulty scientific premise…
Dr. Nir Shaviv explains how the Sun drives climate change. (scientific)