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Not Tired Of Winning Yet

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been discussing cost-benefit analyses lately. The AP has the story of a Federal judge who has just made a most excellent and far-reaching ruling regarding EPA cost-benefit analyses. He said that the EPA has to include the cost of lost jobs in the economic part of the cost-benefit analysis…

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How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs

From the POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH (PIK) How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind’s reign on Earth. Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the…

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New CYA End of Snow Prediction

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists finally seem to be learning from the acute embarrassment of colleagues who rashly trumpet the predictions of their climate models, as if they mean something. Northeast warming more rapidly than most of US New England is likely to experience significantly greater warming over the next decade, and beyond,…

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George Will: Academia may now be beyond satire

Note to readers: This Sunday column by George Will appeared in my local newspaper this week, and I thought it relevant to repeat the headline and excerpts of it here, because what Will discusses is relevant to the fractured state of climate science. Peer review has turned into “pal review” due to the small population…

This is a Peruvian forest, one of the specific landscapes studied by the researchers. CREDIT © Ashwin Ravikumar, The Field Museum.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to climate change

From the Field Museum New study shows where carbon finance should — and shouldn’t — drive conservation efforts The world’s forests are crucial to slowing climate change, but they’re often destroyed to make room for farms, mines, and other economic ventures. One possible solution to deforestation is carbon finance: giving companies and countries monetary incentives…