After Paris: There Is No Existential Crisis

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord has thrown the world into a blazing furnace full of weeping and gnashing of teeth—or the political world, at least, has been thrown into a fiery tizzy. The front page of the New York Daily News reads  “TRUMP TO WORLD: DROP DEAD, … Continue reading After Paris: There Is No Existential Crisis

The Amazing Arrogance of the Paris Climate Agreement

It was December 12, 2015, when headlines in the world’s leading newspapers, in implausibly bold type, celebrated the “historic” agreement in Paris between all nations of the world to curb carbon emissions and thereby stop climate change: or so they said, as if elites get to say what is and is not historic. The spin, … Continue reading The Amazing Arrogance of the Paris Climate Agreement

Dilbert cartoonist owns climate activists

A communications group at Yale University has put out a video that seems to be a rebuttal to a Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams poking fun at climate scientists and their misplaced confidence in models. The video is full of impressive-looking scientists talking about charts and data and whatnot. It probably cost a lot to make and certainly involved … Continue reading Dilbert cartoonist owns climate activists

7 Reasons Trump is Right to Scrap the Paris Climate Deal

Reuters reports that President Donald Trump is set to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. And writers are apoplectic. Todd Stern at The Atlantic says such a move would be “indefensible.” At Slate, David McKean and David Wade said pulling out would be a huge mistake “because our planet is currently on a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Trump is Right to Scrap the Paris Climate Deal

BetterEconomy.org: ‘Paris withdrawal good start, but we want more’

WASHINGTON -- Americans for a Better Economy President Donald Ferguson released the following statement Thursday: We hope today's announcement is a total and immediate withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations' Paris climate agreement as a participant, funder and signatory. The U.S. must have no involvement whatsoever with this agreement, starting immediately. Thousands of … Continue reading BetterEconomy.org: ‘Paris withdrawal good start, but we want more’

#ParisAgreement means global carbon prices will soar 2000 percent: World Bank

.. By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of emitting carbon dioxide must rise to $50-$100 per tonne by 2030, much higher than the current price in Europe of less than $6, if countries are to meet climate pledges made under the Paris Agreement, economists said on Monday. It follows a call this month … Continue reading #ParisAgreement means global carbon prices will soar 2000 percent: World Bank

The G-7’s #ParisAgreement Hypocrisy

.. --- An article in Saturday's Wall Street Journal about the European leg of President Trump's first foreign trip came with the headline: "Leaders Confront US on Russia, Climate.” In particular, non-US G-7 leaders are all strongly in favor of the 2015 Paris climate agreement that would require participating countries to limit carbon emissions, among … Continue reading The G-7’s #ParisAgreement Hypocrisy