Is Obama So Feckless On Climate Change That He's Influenced By Meaningless Dial Testing? | ThinkProgress
So the President is basing his climate policy decisions on something that has no scientific validity. Awesome. Perhaps next time it’ll be Tarot cards — or denier blogs, which are much the same thing.Robber Lords and the Marketplace of Bad Ideas » Climate Resistance
Climate action is not only a political winner according to pretty much every poll, it is a moral necessity, something Obama himself made clear just last year.
For a chamber that is populated by people who are appointed on the basis of merit, replacing the feudal system, it was a very disappointing experience. It’s not simply that I disagreed with many of the comments; the problem is with their total mediocrity. Nigel Lawson and Matt Ridley made good arguments, but the putative ‘rebuttals’, were all of the kind we’re so used to hearing: the deference to the scientific consensus, and the litany of climate catastrophes that await us. The latter invariably consists of cobbled-together factoids. And the former, as ever, allows someone with very little brain power to marshal ignorance against a better-informed argument.Marshall Islands Has New Climate Diplomacy Advisor
That much is old news. We’re used to that. But one theme came up often in the arguments in favour of the Bill that I hadn’t given too much thought to before: the apparent need to create ‘investor confidence’ in the renewable energy sector.
He has a doctorate in environmental physics from the UK