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Dr Roger Pielke Sr on Climate Models & Predictions — One Example

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/17/2007

For information: [I have posted this elsewhere ] ------------------------------------

Apropos of climate studies: Here is...

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Climate Studies and the IPCC: A Lay Perspective

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/17/2007

Very broadly speaking, the UN's International Panel on Climate Change holds the following position:

  1.  Use of fossil fuels adds ominously to the CO2 in the atmosphere, as well as to other 'greenhouse
  2. ...

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Opponents of the "Consensus" on Anthropogenic Global Warming

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Blog05/13/2007

Contrary to what one often hears, opponents of the 'scientific consensus' promoted by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, are not self-published kooks & cranks. In view of the heat that this statement seems to generate, it is necessary to spell out &...

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The Socialist Tree Calculation

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog04/19/2007

While the headline of a recent New York Times article employs a subjectivist notion of value, "Maybe Only God Can Make a Tree, but Only People Can Put a...

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Men and Women Work the Same Amount

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog04/17/2007

This results of this international study reported in Slate--namely, that men and women work the same number of hours per day--did not surprise me nearly as much as the off-handed remark that men spend most of their leisure time watching television....

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The G Man and the Beauty Problem II

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/10/2007

There is a very revealing aspect of this story that Gene Weingarten wrote about in the Live Discussion:

There is an...

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Global Warming: Environmentalism's Threat of Hell on Earth

The EnvironmentCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionism

Blog03/16/2007

It is customary for old-fashioned religion to threaten those whose way of life is not to its satisfaction, with the prospect of hell in the afterlife. Substitute for the afterlife, life on earth in centuries to come, and it is possible to see that environmentalism and the rest of the left are...

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Global Warming Is Not a Threat But the Environmentalist Response to It Is

The EnvironmentCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionism

Blog03/12/2007

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released the summary of its latest, forthcoming report on global warming. It's most trumpeted finding is that the existence of global warming is now "unequivocal."

Although such anecdotal evidence as January'...

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G.A. Cohen, the Rothbardian-Hoppean Marxist?

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/09/2007

In Jan Narveson's thought-provoking and elegantly-written The Libertarian Idea (1990), he discusses an admission by a Marxist, G.A. Cohen, of a serious problem with communal ownership of property. As...

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Deniers at large!

The EnvironmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog02/19/2007

Giving the lie once more to the canard that ALL scientists (at least, all those not in the pay of Big Oil) share the IPCC orthodoxy, here is a very impressive review of the case for a solar mechanism.Though a highly technical...

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