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Nordhaus On Climate Skeptics

I was almost heading out the door for the big Backcountry Hunter & Anglers Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana when this piece by economist William Nordhaus popped up. Take a look. If you’re concerned about the economic aspects of climate change, you’ll want to read the entire essay.

Here’s a taste for those of you interested in climate models:

Several modelers ran both cases 1 and 2 described above—one including human-induced changes and one with only natural sources. This experiment showed that the projections of climate models are consistent with recorded temperature trends over recent decades only if human impacts are included. The divergent trend is especially pronounced after 1980. By 2005, calculations using natural sources alone underpredict the actual temperature increases by about 0.7 degrees Centigrade, while the calculations including human sources track the actual temperature trend very closely.

Posted by Rod & Gun Club contributor
Todd Tanner

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