McKitrick: Understanding the Climategate Inquiries

By Ross McKitrick, Ph.D Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Guelph, Canada Introduction News broke on or around 19 November 2009 that a large archive of emails and files from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in the UK had been released on the internet. The contents of the files were sufficiently disconcerting to the public,…

First Mover Disadvantage

Guest post by Thomas Fuller Over at Bart Verheggen’s weblog, Bart (who is a climate scientist who looks at aerosols) writes about innovation, implementation and efficiency, saying, “Often, innovation (of new/improved energy technologies) and implementation (of existing energy technologies) are presented as if they are binary choices. Lomborg is a champion of that kind of rhetoric.…