In November, the United States issued its Fifth Assessment on Climate Change. You may have missed it. It’s a “congressionally approved interagency effort” issued every five years. I’m not exactly sure why we need a series of U.S.-based assessments on climate change when we have the periodic reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change….
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Offshore wind power is faltering, local resistance to “Big Wind and Big Solar” is mounting, and electric vehicles are clearly struggling. But Ed Ballard of the Wall Street Journal says that policy-makers, including the International Energy Agency, are missing the enormity of the investment in alternative energy. “Last year, more than four-fifths of the world’s…
Did you know that in parts of India the air pollution is so bad in winter that schools close? An amazing story by Vibhuti Agarwal in the Wall Street Journal explains: In New Delhi, as temperatures cool around November trapping filthy air over the Indian capital, parents say their children eagerly await ‘pollution holidays.’ ….
An unusual battle is unfolding in Maine. Voters will decide on Nov. 7 whether the state can buy the state’s two for-profit utilities and turn them into a publicly owned utility, “Pine Tree Power.” (Currently, the for-profits are state-regulated monopolies.) The conflict is extraordinary because it involves many claims of savings, climate success, and eminent…
Economist David Friedman makes three important points in his recent Substack column: According to mainstream predictions, global warming will cause worldwide per capita income by the end of this century to be a few percentage points lower than if there were no warming. “If you go by expert opinion, William Nordhaus or the body of the IPCC…