Gagged? Not Hardly.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach — Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice The media is all abuzz with claims that the Trump Administration has “gagged” or “muzzled” the EPA. Under the headline Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees the news agency Reuters reports: On Tuesday, a source at the EPA said…

The Cruelest Tax Of All

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A “progressive” tax is one where the wealthier you are the higher percentage of tax you pay. On the other hand, I’ve said before that a tax on energy, the so-called “carbon tax”, is one of the most regressive taxes available. It is the reverse of progressive, it hits the…

NOAA Jumps The Shark In Tampa Bay

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [see Update at the end] I thought I might write about how I research a subject. Over at Dr. Judith’s excellent website, she periodically puts out a list of interesting papers that she has come across. This time it was “Week In Review: Water Edition”. She gave a link to…

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…

The Recursive Cost Of Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see that Andrew Revkin continues to try to keep the climate pot bubbling. In this case, he’s issued dire warnings about reducing the so-called “Social Cost of Carbon” (SCC). He starts by defining the SCC This value is the government’s best estimate of how much society gains over the…