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The cost of displacing fossil fuels: some evidence from Texas

by Peter Hartley Although technological progress can alter the relative costs of different energy sources, depletion inevitably must raise the costs of fossil fuels leading to their displacement by alternative energy sources. What energy technology will likely be used when … Continue reading

Electricity in Texas. Part II: the cost of a 100% renewable grid

by Peter Davies While onshore wind generation has been relatively inexpensive for some time, solar PV and lithium ion battery storage costs have recently shown dramatic reductions. So can Texas, with excellent onshore wind and solar resources, be powered economically … Continue reading

Estimating the cost to America of damage from climate change in the 21st century

  by Larry Kummer, originally posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Another peer-reviewed paper predicting disaster from climate change by misrepresenting and exaggerating the science. We can still learn much from it.

Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry The Social Cost of Carbon is emerging as a major source of contention in the Trump Administration.

Discussion thread – Social Cost of Carbon

by David Wojick The Social Cost of Carbon is absurd but entrenched.

Assessment of Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry Some new analyses are shedding some light on deficiencies in the approach to estimate the social cost of carbon.

On Trial: Social Cost of Carbon

by Judith Curry The Social Cost of Carbon is on trial in Minnesota.

Carbon mandate: an account of collusion, cutting corners and costing Americans billions

by Judith Curry Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Releases Oversight Report: Obama’s Carbon Mandate: An Account of Collusion, Cutting Corners, and Costing Americans Billions

True costs of wind electricity

by Planning Engineer and Rud Istvan  Wind turbines have become a familiar sight in many countries as a favorite CAGW mitigation means. Since at least 2010, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) has been assuring NGOs and the public that … Continue reading

Wind turbines’ CO2 savings and abatement cost

by Peter Lang Wind turbines are less effective and CO2 abatement cost is higher than commonly assumed.

Social cost of carbon: Part II

by Judith Curry Climate change is an externality that is global, pervasive, long-term, and uncertain–but even though the scale  and complexity of this externality is unprecedented,  economic theory is well equipped for such problems–and advice based on rigorous economic analysis … Continue reading

Social cost of carbon

by Judith Curry The debate on the social cost of carbon is heating up.

The costs of tackling or not tackling anthropogenic global warming

by Michael Cunningham (“Faustino”) There are many issues of debate about global warming.  Has there been warming this century?  Will there be further warming?  If so, will the cause be anthropogenic or other?  What will be the impacts, both positive … Continue reading

Week in review – climate science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week — climate science & policy

Apparent Paradoxes in the relationship of Climate ‘Concerns, Skepticism, Activism, and Priority’, explained by Religiosity

by Andy West Explores the contrast between Allied and Core belief in the culture of climate catastrophe, and the relationships of these plus religiosity to Climate Change Activism (XR and Children’s Strikes for Climate). Post 2 of 3.

A sensible COVID-19 exit strategy for the UK

By Nic Lewis The current approach A study by the COVID-19 Response Team from Imperial College (Ferguson et al. 2020[i]) appears to be largely responsible for driving UK government policy actions. The lockdown imposed in the UK appears, unsurprisingly, to … Continue reading

COVID discussion thread IV

by Judith Curry My latest roundup of articles

In favor of epistemic trespassing

by Judith Curry On the importance of expertise from other fields for COVD19 and climate change.

Plausible scenarios for climate change: 2020-2050

by Judith Curry A range of scenarios for global mean surface temperature change between 2020 and 2050, derived using a semi-empirical approach. All three modes of natural climate variability – volcanoes, solar and internal variability – are expected to act … Continue reading

Economic impact of energy consumption change caused by global warming

by Peter Lang and Ken Gregory A new paper ‘Economic impact of energy consumption change caused by global warming’ finds global warming may be beneficial.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week.

Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry A few things that caught my eye this past week

The toxic rhetoric of climate change

by Judith Curry “I genuinely have the fear that climate change is going to kill me and all my family, I’m not even kidding it’s  all I have thought about for the last 9 months every second of the day. … Continue reading


by Judith Curry The UN Climate Change Conference this week in Madrid provides an important opportunity to reflect on state of the public debate surrounding climate change.