Tag Archives: Indur M. Goklany

Is Climate Change the Number One Threat to Humanity?

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany I have a new paper in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, which asks the question, Is Climate Change the Number One Threat to Humanity? This is threshold question to which many who believe global … Continue reading

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Memo to Doubters—I was Tempted to say “Deniers”—CO2 is Plant Food!

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany This illustration from a recent article in Science magazine shows that CO2 is plant food.  It is based on both empirical data and model results (not “data”).  I know that looking at empirical data … Continue reading

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A Carbon Tax Does Not Provide Redress for Any Alleged Property Right Violation from Global Warming

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany In a piece in the Atlantic titled, “A Conservative’s Approach to Combating Climate Change,” Jonathan Adler, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University and, more importantly, an old friend, argues for, among other … Continue reading

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Global Economic Damages from Tropical Cyclones – Sins of Omission

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany A few days ago I saw a report about a paper in Nature Climate Change on future economic damages from tropical cyclones (or hurricanes, as we Americans call them) by Robert Mendelsohn, Kerry Emanuel … Continue reading

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Oxfam—Betraying its Roots and Sabotaging its Own Mission

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany On its website Oxfam reminds us that its name comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. Today it claims to work to “find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.” So imagine the surprise … Continue reading

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The Odd Omission in IPCC’s Summary for Policy Makers for SREX on Extreme Weather and Climatic Events

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany One of the major reasons why extreme weather events are of abiding interest to both the public and policy makers is the potential loss of life that they can cause. Imagine, therefore, writing a … Continue reading

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Are biofuel policies to help Mother Earth killing her most vulnerable children instead?

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany I have a new paper — Could Biofuel Policies Increase Death and Disease in Developing Countries?  — which suggests that global warming policies may be helping kill more people than it saves. It was … Continue reading

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