“I switched from defense policy to petroleum economics and forecasting because the latter produced a track record that could be judged. And my track record is quite good over the four decades, especially where I have done intensive, data-driven research (as opposed to short-term oil price forecasts, where my record is more mixed).”
“Trying to convince governments, especially oil producing governments, not to expect ever-higher revenues from rising prices has been somewhere close to impossible. Although some officials might want to restrain their fellows, the politicians usually convinced themselves that the goose would never stop laying golden eggs in ever-increasing numbers.”
Q. First, congratulations on the publication of your new book, The “Peak Oil” Scare and the Coming Oil Flood (Praeger). It is a tome, a real takedown, of the fixity-depletion view of petroleum and the activist movement behind it.…
“[T]here is growing evidence of much smaller climate sensitivity to CO2; and even if these drastic emissions reductions occurred, we see little impact on the climate in the 21st century (even if you believe the climate models).”
“It seems rather futile to make token emissions reductions at substantial cost. Deciding that all this is impractical or infeasible seems like a rational response to me.”
– Judith Curry, “A Roadmap for Meeting Paris Emissions Reduction Goals.” Climate Etc., March 25, 2017.
Numerous posts at MasterResource have summarized the thinking of climate scientist and straight shooter Judith Curry. Bravely, and with intellectual vigor, she has personified the adage: “One plus the truth equals a majority.”
Curry has not only documented the fact that estimations of climate sensitivity to the enhanced greenhouse effect have been coming down, and tie-in’s of climate forcing and extreme weather events remain unproven.…
TONIGHT. Celebrate civilization and human progress.
Help counter the Greens’ anti-civilization “Earth Hour” tonight, which would have mankind return to the caves and huts of antiquity, where life was poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Instead, celebrate the myriad achievements of freedom and liberty, free markets, technological advances, and the wonders of abundant inexpensive energy!
Turn on your lights tonight from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. local time.
Would you help us promote Human Achievement Hour to your contacts? As you know, the celebration is this Saturday, March 25, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. (local time). Simply ask your contacts to tweet or post about how they are celebrating – or just retweet or repost us on Twitter/ Facebook. Here also is a Ryan Young blog post you can retweet/share/forward:
Much appreciated, everyone!…