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“Quick, what’s the conversion factor?”

The obvious point of this clip was to ambush (in 2015) the then-head of the EPA, Gina McCarthy, for not knowing the % of atmospheric CO2, but what’s really embarrassing is that she (apparently) didn’t know that you could convert ppm into %. I sympathize with someone not having such a factoid at her fingertips, especially in a hostile testimony, but it really does seem as if she doesn’t realize what these concepts really mean.

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Dirty Secrets About the CLEAN Future Act

This article is a pretty good summary of my main points on climate change econ/policy over the last several years. An excerpt: The official framework for the CLEAN Future Act repeatedly alludes to “the scientific consensus that all countries must shift to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 to avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change,” and it cites the UN’s IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C as the source for this claim. As this statement...

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50 years of failed doomsday, eco-pocalyptic predictions; the so-called ‘experts’ are 0-41 – Publications – AEI

AEI 50 years of failed doomsday, eco-pocalyptic predictions; the so-called ‘experts’ are 0-41 This week Myron Ebell (director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute) and Steven J. Milloy published a post on the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) blog titled “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions:” Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to...

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The increase in hurricane frequency hypothesis is overblown – Publications – AEI

AEI The increase in hurricane frequency hypothesis is overblown In a New York Times op-ed this week “Hurricanes Are Getting Worse: Why are so many people afraid to talk about climate change?” David Leonhardt writes: The frequency of severe hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean has roughly doubled over the last two decades, and climate change appears to be the reason. Yet much of the conversation about Hurricane Dorian — including most media coverage — ignores climate change. That’s a...

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