Category Archives: Policy

The Trumpocene

by Judith Curry

Finding common ground in the Age of Trump.

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Trumping the climate

by Judith Curry

So  . . . what can we expect from the Trump administration on environment/climate/energy?

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How to constrain the abuse of science by Federal agencies

by David Wojick

There is a recurring pattern of Federal agencies twisting science in order to support confiscatory actions. The agencies can get away with these tricks because there is a general lack of controls on how they use science when making policy, crafting regulations, etc.

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Decision theory and the doom scenario of climate catastrophe

by Lucas Bergkamp

Can decision theory help a rational person decide whether to believe in climate catastrophe?

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Senator Markey’s Climate Education Act Goes The Wrong Way

by David Wojick

The “Climate Change Education Act” (S.3074) directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish a climate change education program focused on formal and informal learning for all age levels.

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Climate policy: Fake it ’til you make it

by Judith Curry

The economic models that are used to inform climate policy currently contain an unhealthy dose of wishful thinking. Technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the air are assumed in the models that avoid dangerous climate change – but such technologies do not yet exist and it is unclear whether they could be deployed at a meaningful scale. – Tim Kruger

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COP21 & Developing Countries

by Robin Guenier

The Paris agreement’s failure to achieve the West’s most basic aim: that powerful emerging economies should be obliged to share in emission reduction.

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