Doomsday Climate Scenarios Are a Joke

One study says world GDP will drop 20% by 2100, but Iceland and Mongolia will be rich beyond imagining. Debates over climate change are filled with dire estimates of its cost. This many trillions of dollars of damage, that large a share of gross domestic product destroyed, so-and-so many lives lost, etc. Where do such…

The New York Times Blows it on King Penguins

The New York Times not only blew it on their news story about Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, but also on a story about King Penguins the paper obviously hoped would help inspire people to group Happy Feet about human-caused climate change. Citing a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the Grey Lady states 70 percent…

Global Warming: a case study in groupthink

A new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) shows that both the science and policy of the climate debate are shaped and driven by an almost flawless example of classical Groupthink. Written by one of Britain’s leading newspaper columnists, Christopher Booker, the report is based on research by Professor Irving Janis, the…