Category Archives: Economy-health

New peer reviewed study: global warming lowers death rates

The doom and gloom, hell and high water howling seems to have hit a traffic obstacle in the form of a new paper in the UK that shows warmer weather saves lives. I really liked this part: …they found there … Continue reading

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IPCC Official: “Climate Policy Is Redistributing The World’s Wealth”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14 November 2010 Climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection, says the German economist and IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer. The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which … Continue reading

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A better idea on fighting malaria

Immunizing Mosquitoes To Fight Malaria By Jesse Emspak, International Business Times   (Photo: Wikipedia / Tim Vickers) A diagram showing the life cycle of malaria parasites. Researchers are proposing that the disease be attacked via immunizing the mosquitoes against the … Continue reading

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Malarial mosquitoes helped defeat British in battle that ended Revolutionary War

Was it warmer in Virginia in 1781 than it is today, or has our capacity to cope been enhanced? In fact, climate does not determine our well-being.  Unfortunately, climate change policies might, and for the worse. H/T and comment above: … Continue reading

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How Wicked Is This Problem?

by Tom Fuller, Let’s start with proper attribution of Wikipedia’s definition: ““Wicked problem” is a phrase originally used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are … Continue reading

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Wasted food a huge energy gobbler

I’ll have to admit, Professor Webster has a point. Food is so abundant in the western world that household trashbins are routinely stuffed with uneaten food. Now If I can just get my mind around eating more leftovers. – Anthony … Continue reading

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The Improving State of the World

With all the gloom and doom being pushed today, the title of this book is one of certain optimism. WUWT reader may recognize the author, Indur M. Goklany, a frequent WUWT contributor. I highly recommend his book, both for the … Continue reading

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New discovery may lead to a malaria vaccine

WUWT recently carried a guest post from Indur Goklany titled Smacking Down Malaria Misconceptions which generated a lot of contentious comments, inflammatory rebuttal posts, and even a permanent ban of Ed Darrell from WUWT because he claims I’ve called Rachel Carson … Continue reading

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Bad news for green technology

From Slashdot: The NY Times reports that the Chinese government has placed a trade embargo on all exports to Japan of a crucial category of minerals used in products like hybrid cars, wind turbines and guided missiles. China mines 93 … Continue reading

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Smacking Down Malaria Misconceptions

Engineer Indur Goklany, a frequent contributor to WUWT and occasional commenter has more than a few things to say about commenter Ed Darrell’s views on Malaria posted on WUWT yesterday. There’s so much in fact, that I’ve dedicated a whole … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Mr. Bill Gates

The Quality of Life for the World’s Poorest Can Be Advanced Farther, Faster, Cheaper and More Surely Through Adaptation than Through Zero-Carbon Technologies Guest Post By Indur M. Goklany A few days ago, Tom Nelson had a link to a … Continue reading

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Peer reviewed whack a mozzie

Via the SPPI Blog – Trying to Hit a Mosquito with a Sledgehammer Source:  World Climate Report One of the standard tenets of the global warming bible is that malaria will get worse as temperatures rise. We’ve addressed this many … Continue reading

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Does money grow in wind farms?

Wind turbines are a poor way to harness energy – but a very good way to generate public subsidies, says Andrew Gilligan. By Andrew Gilligan from The UK Telegraph Published: 7:00AM BST 13 Jun 2010 A general view of Europe’s … Continue reading

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Mann’s 1.8 million Malaria grant – “where do we ask for a refund’?

Thomas Fuller of the San Francisco Examiner has a great piece which summarizes the issue of climate and malaria and Mann. Like with the imagined increase in hurricane frequency due to global warming, so it goes with malaria. There’s no … Continue reading

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ACS: going veggie won’t impact global warming

IPCC’s Dr. Pachauri must be having a conniption fit about now, since he’s been an advocate of meat free global warming salvation. From the American Chemical Society: Eating less meat and dairy products won’t have major impact on global warming … Continue reading

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McKitrick: Toronto smog models exaggerate health issues – where are the bodies?

Laws on pollution in Toronto – failing? Pollution levels haven’t changed despite efforts as indicated by this University of Toronto study. Looking over the last decade, there has been no overall reduction in smog in the GTA, despite best efforts … Continue reading

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The global economy carbon yin yang

Anybody who has watched the march of jobs overseas already knows this, but it is nice to see science has finally caught up with what we already knew years ago. Look for more of this if a Cap and Trade … Continue reading

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Grasping at Straws

If you try really really hard to ask questions a certain way, then you’ll get the answers you want. ~ charles the moderator Scientists misread data on global warming controversy By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY “If you can keep your … Continue reading

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The IPCC: Hiding the Decline in the Future Global Population at Risk of Water Shortage

More Insidious than the Himalayan error Guest post by: Indur M. Goklany Jonathan Leake and Chris Hastings of the Times of London this weekend spotlighted an IPCC error of Himalayan proportions, namely, that, contrary to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, … Continue reading

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Winter kills: Excess Deaths in the Winter Months

108,500 Deaths in the US in 2008; 36,700 in England and Wales Last Winter; 5,600 in Canada (2006); 7,000 in Australia (1997-2006 Average); Thousands in Other Developed Countries Indur M. Goklany Since extreme cold has gripped much of the Northern … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic Impacts of Global Warming are Systematically Overestimated–Part II

Socioeconomic Impacts of Global Warming are Systematically Overestimated Part II:  How Large Might be the Overestimation? Indur M. Goklany A major argument advanced for drastic GHG emission reductions is that, otherwise, we are told, global warming will exacerbate the problems … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic Impacts of Global Warming are Systematically Overestimated

Socioeconomic Impacts of Global Warming are Systematically Overestimated Part I: Why are Impacts Overestimated? Indur M. Goklany [Note to the Reader: For the sake of argument, in this post I will accept the IPCC’s estimates of global warming. I will … Continue reading

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Shades of Fahrenheit 451 – British retirees burning books to stay warm

Remember these chaps? This time they’ll be putting out the book fires rather than starting them. From Benny Peiser’s daily newsletter, it appears to be time for a revolt in Britain: GREEN BRITAIN: PENSIONERS BURN BOOKS TO STAY WARM Metro … Continue reading

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Climate change: proposed personal briefing

A letter sent from: The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley 1 January 2010 His Excellency Mr. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia. Prime Minister, Climate change: proposed personal briefing Your speech on 6 November 2009 to the Lowy Institute, in … Continue reading

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Goklany on Copenhagen and climate change health risks

This essay was sent to me just about the time “climategate” broke. I regret the delay in publishing it but it is still relevant to the upcoming Copenhagen conference. – Anthony Mr. Ban Ki-moon, get your priorities straight, and quit … Continue reading

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A real hockey stick

In the past decade, since the release of the flawed 1998 study by Michael Mann, now known as MBH 98, the phrase “hockey stick” has been used to describe a certain shape of a graph. It has also become synonymous … Continue reading

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Revealed: the UK government strategy for personal carbon rations

Guest post by Dr. Tony Brown “Personal carbon rations would have to be mandatory, imposed by Government in the same way that food rationing was introduced in the UK in 1939… Each person would receive an electronic card containing their … Continue reading

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Linking health, wealth, and well being with the use of energy

Has Industrialization Diminished the Well-Being of Developing Nations and are Industrialized Countries Responsible? Guest post by: Indur M. Goklany A basic contention of developing countries (DCs) and various UN bureaucracies and multilateral groups during the course of International negotiations on … Continue reading

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A bad climate for development – rebuttal to the Economist

Guest post by Indur Goklany The Economist’s print edition has published my letter taking it to task for a pretty uninformed piece it published on the impacts of climate change last month. Although the editors changed the title, dropped the … Continue reading

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Treasury Department Releases Documents Showing Cap-and-Trade Costs Could Hit $300 Billion Annually

This passage from page 7 “justifying” the tax is telling: “Domestic policies to address climate change and the related issues of energy security and affordability will involve significant costs and potential revenues, possibly np to several percentage points of annual … Continue reading

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Possible Linkage between the 1918 El Niño and the 1918 flu pandemic ?

Of course with H1N1 influenza concerns now reaching another peak in the media, this is bound to add fuel to the fire now that NOAA has announced we’ll likely see our present weak El Niño strengthen and continue into this … Continue reading

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Dr. Syun Akasofu: 20 points of context on global warming, politics, and the economy of the world.

From Roger Pielke Sr. – Guest Weblog By Syun Akasofu Of International Arctic Research Center At The University of Alaska Fairbanks Dr. Syun Akasofu has provided us with a guest weblog based on a translation from Japanese of an article he wrote. … Continue reading

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National Wildlife Federation predicts more Cleveland heat waves

People send me stuff. I’m thinking they must be worried about the urban animals. Why else would a wildlife federation be jumping into city public policy? Hmmm. I’m not against making cities cooler with more greenery and white/green roofs,. In … Continue reading

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Soot And The Arctic Ice – A Win-Win Policy Based On Chinese Coal Fired Power Plants

Via Roger Pielke Senior’s new and improved Climate Science Blog: Kiminori Itoh of Yokohama National University has prepared a guest weblog for us. It is titled: “Soot And The Arctic Ice – A Win-Win Policy Based On Chinese Coal Fired … Continue reading

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Climate Science: follow the money

Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI The climate industry is costing taxpayers $79 billion and counting Washington, DC 7/22/2009 09:12 PM GMT from TransWorldNews The Science and Public Policy Institute announces the publication of Climate Money, a study by … Continue reading

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