Joseph Romm Slams Clueless Economists' Climate Views

Tue, 2009-01-13 11:37Richard Littlemore
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Joseph Romm Slams Clueless Economists' Climate Views

Joseph Romm at Climate Progress is running a great series on the idiocy of MEOWs - Mainstream Economists who Opine on Weather.

Canadians might want to look at Part II, a lovely dismembering of Yale economist Robert Mendelsohn’s goofy argument that Canada will actually benefit from global warming.

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The phrase “clean coal” has about as much merit as saying “sanitary sewage,” but that hasn’t stopped the industry and pro-coal talking heads from repeating that phrase ad nauseum to the American public.

The Orwellian industry buzzphrase was so successful that the Obama administration, as part of the 2009 stimulus package, pledged more than $1 billion to create the largest carbon-capturing system known as FutureGen 2.0. The...

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