Category Archives: Policy

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.

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Why the CO2 reduction pathways are too stringent

by Jacques Hagoort

Why the IPCC carbon budgets in SR1.5 are over conservative, and the CO2 reduction pathways are too stringent.

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Madrid

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.

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Climate ‘limits’ and timelines

by Judith Curry

Some thoughts in response to a query from a reporter.

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Hearing on climate change and natural disasters: Today

by Judith Curry

The House Oversight and Reform Environmental Subcommittee in a Hearing on Recovery, Resilience and Readiness – Contending with Natural Disasters in the Wake of Climate Change begins at 2 pm EDT.

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Hearing on climate change & extreme weather

by Judith Curry

On Tuesday June 25, I will be testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Environmental Subcommittee in a Hearing on Recovery, Resilience and Readiness – Contending with Natural Disasters in the Wake of Climate Change.

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Climate’s uncertainty principle

by Garth Paltridge

On the costs and benefits of climate action.

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Four fronts for climate policy

by Judith Curry

“For decades, scientists and policymakers have framed the climate-policy debate in a simple way: scientists analyse long-term goals, and policymakers pretend to honour them. Those days are over. Serious climate policy must focus more on the near-term and on feasibility.” – Y. Xu, V. Ramanathan, D. Victor

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Climate hypochondria and tribalism vs. ‘winning’

by Judith Curry

Some reactions from Wednesday’s Congressional testimony.

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Hearing – Climate Change: The Impacts and the Need to Act

by Judith Curry

The House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Climate Change will be livestreamed on their Facebook page.

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Congressional hearings

by Judith Curry

I will be testifying on Wed in the House Natural Resources Hearing on Climate change.

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Climate uncertainty & risk

by Judith Curry

I’ve been invited to write an article on climate uncertainty and risk.

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Hearing on Using Technology to Address Climate Change

by Judith Curry

The House Committee on Science, Space & Technology Hearing on Using Technology to Address Climate Change is about to begin.

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A veneer of certainty stoking climate alarm

by Judith Curry

In private, climate scientists are much less certain than they tell the public. – Rupert Darwall

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The coming global demographic imbalance

by Judith Curry

National security implications of the rapidly changing global population dynamic.

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Framing the challenge for the climate red team

by Judith Curry

There is an opportunity to steer the proposed red team exercise in a useful direction.  The first step is to frame the problem to be addressed.

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What is red teaming?

by Judith Curry

Last week, Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, stated he intended to form a ‘red team’ to debate climate science.  What exactly is ‘red teaming’, and how can this be implemented in a way that is useful for climate science and for policy makers?

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Consensus enforcers versus the Trump administration

by Judith Curry

Tough days on The Hill for the enforcers of the climate consensus.

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National Climate Assessment and the Trump administration

The National Climate Assessment must be redirected or terminated

by Patrick J. Michaels

Periodic National Assessments of the effects of climate change on the U.S. are mandated by the 1990 Global Change Research Act. The next Assessment Report is scheduled to be published in late 2018.

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Paris Accord: QTIIPS

by Judith Curry

QTIIPS stands for Quantitatively Trivial Impact + Intense Political Symbolism. – Keith Hennessey

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Untangling the March for Science

by Judith Curry

Pondering some thorny issues regarding science, its place in society and its relationship to politics.

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A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science

by Judith Curry

Put the ‘consensus’ to a test, and improve public understanding, though an open and adversarial process. – Steve Koonin

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House Science Committee Hearing

by Judith Curry

My testimony at the House Science Committee Hearing on Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications and the Scientific Method.

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A roadmap for meeting Paris emissions reductions goals

by Judith Curry

“I think this should be the way forward, translating [overarching climate goals] into ‘policy portfolios’ and then asking policymakers if they are going to do it or not.” — Oliver Geden

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House Science Committee Hearing – Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications and the Scientific Method

by Judith Curry

Witnesses:  John Christy, Judith Curry, Michael Mann and Roger Pielke Jr.

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