Pielke and Lomborg accused of “fact mongering”

Reposted from cliscep.com Posted on 10 Jan 19 by Paul Matthews Here’s a remarkable example of the post-truthiness of some elements of contemporary academia. A magazine called Issues in Science and Technology has published an article Fear Mongering & Fact Mongering, by Adam Briggle, a philosopher at a third-rate institution called University of North Texas.…

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Earth Overshoot Day: An Anthropocene Fable

Guest post by David Middleton I think future historians will be amazed at how the Anthropocene was filled with more myths and fables than the combined cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and wherever Thor came from… By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.…

California is handling climate change all wrong – Bjorn Lomborg

  While the L A Times is busy hyping Governor Brown’s success in extending its expensive and bureaucratically onerous cap and tax law from 2020 to 2030 Bjorn Lomborg director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center has an article in the Times showing how California’s climate alarmist schemes are incredibly wrong. However Lomborg clearly articulates the…

The Height Of Temperature Folly

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In her always interesting blog, Dr. Judith Curry [and Anthony at WUWT] points to a very well-researched article by Bjorn Lomborg, peer-reviewed, entitled “Impact of Current Climate Proposals” (full text). He has repeated the work that Tom Wigley did for the previous IPCC report. There is a simplified climate model called…

Bjørn Lomborg portrait

Aussie Government gives $4 million to Bjørn Lomborg, to set up a "Consensus Centre" at Lewandowsky's old university

The Australian Abbott government has granted Bjørn Lomborg $4 million, to set up a “consensus centre” at the University of West Australia. According to The Guardian; The Abbott government found $4m for the climate contrarian Bjørn Lomborg to establish his “consensus centre” at an Australian university, even as it struggled to impose deep spending cuts…

At last, a Plan B to stop global warming

Bjørn Lomborg writes on hisFacebook page about this story on WUWT: Newsbytes: Japan Stuns UN Climate Summit By Ditching CO2 Target The last twenty years of international climate negotiations have achieved almost nothing and have done so at enormous economic cost. Japan’s courageous announcement that it is scrapping its unrealistic targets and focusing instead on…

Bjørn Lomborg on Haiyan/Yolanda

Bjørn Lomborg writes on his Facebook page It is phenomenal. Climate campaigners like [John] Vidal in Guardian keeps arguing that the terrible typhoon Haiyan shows we need to do more about global warming. Yet, even *after* Haiyan, the Accumulated Cyclone Energy of all cyclones in the Western North Pacific is below normal (99%, http://models.weatherbell.com/tropical.php). The…

The good side of climate change

Why climate change is good for the world Don’t panic! The scientific consensus is that warmer temperatures do more good than harm By Matt Ridley: Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue doing so for most of this century. This is not some barmy, right-wing fantasy; it…