The Debate Continues: More discount rates and candy-canes

Guest post by Mark Freeman On 11th January, Lord Monckton of Brenchley kindly replied (“Of discount rates and candy-canes”) to a guest post of mine on WUWT concerning Nordhaus’ choice of discount rates (“Is Nordhaus’ discount rate really too low?”, 4th January). This is a response to a number of issues around the choice of…

Friday Funny – Madhouse Mann

Josh writes: Michael Mann has a book out called “The Madhouse Effect” with cartoons by Tom Toles, and which was the subject of a WUWT post back in April. It looks like it’s a summary of every alarmist strawman and lots of name calling of sceptics – well, I guess that’s all they got. Just in case…

Friday funny – Stern words

Josh writes: BishopHill has a great story on Lord Stern, infamous economist, on how he flip flops from rich nations having to forget about growth to this kind of idea being a diversionary tactic. Whatever suits, I guess. Even more amusing is that the Guardian links both stories on the very same page! Cartoons by Josh

Lord Stern's Mathematical Malapropisms

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I see the good Lord Stern is back in the news. Lord Stern famously produced an eponymous report a few years ago about how much it would cost to cut down carbon dioxide to try to cool down the planetary temperature. He said it would be dirt cheap, a percent…