Andrew McAfee is offering to take a number of bets centered around predictions and implications from his new book More From Less
- In 2029, the US will consume less total energy than it did in 2019.
- In 2029, the US will produce less total CO2 emissions than it did in 2019, even after taking offshoring into account.
- Over the five years leading up to 2029, the US will use less paper in total than it did over the five years leading up to 2019.
HT to Alex Tabarrok.
Did you know the federal government regulates dishwashers? Trump wants to change the rules. Guess who wants to keep things exactly like they are? Dishwasher makers!
This is from CNN Host Wolf Blitzer:
We’re seeing firsthand the effects of climate change as a powerful Atlantic hurricane is sitting right now off the coast of Florida.
This is from Roy Spencer:
Economists favor a carbon tax as the most efficient way to forestall global warming because they assume that the goal should be to reduce the amount of carbon. But David Henderson suggests that assumption may be wrong.
This is Dick McKenzie, writing in Regulation magazine:
The gremlin in climate scientists’ gloomy narrative is the prospect of a “tipping point”: an abrupt worsening in environmental change, looming in the next dozen years or (at most) the next few decades—if the tipping point has not already been reached. Once climate change has “tipped,” global warming (and an array of other changes in the global climate) will be self-perpetuating, self-accelerating, and irreversible, no matter how drastic the adopted future emissions-abatement policies are….
Beyond the tipping point, many scientists say, there is one inevitable outcome: environmental Armageddon, at which point the climate will become so degraded that all of life will be hellish, if species can survive that long. Effectively, Earth will gradually become a second Venus, which at one time, long ago, was likely as habitable as Earth, but is not today because of its (natural, not man-made) greenhouse-gas self-perpetuating cycles. Venus’s surface temperature is now close to 900 degrees.
Regulation is published by the Cato Institute.
No. That’s not a misprint. It’s the same think tank that has been telling us for years that climate change is no cause for alarm.