Economics, Health, and Global Warming

This article seeks to contribute to the discussion around prioritizing economic health compared to fighting climate change. Here, I’ll argue that the negative health consequences of a weakened economy and significantly under-appreciated. A recent video showed a group of vandals destroying a Van Gogh painting. Apparently, this was supposed to be a climate change protest. … Read more

The Energy Conversation is Overrated

In 2013 I talked about how the planet would easily accommodate food and water for 9 billion people in 2040. In this article, I argue that the current Malthusian scare about running out of fossil fuels is equally overblown and unimportant. I also argue that climate change is not at all an important economic or … Read more

Politico: Eureka! Tea partiers know science

Source – Politico – Tal Kopan – 10/17/13 A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers. Yale law professor Dan Kahan posted on his blog this week that he analyzed the responses of more than … Read more