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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Every good magician knows that the key to success is misdirecting the audience. You have to draw everyone’s attention away from your ultimate goal in order to perform the trick. Politics is no different, and one of the greatest misdirections in recent memory has been pulled off by the fossil fuel industry.

While most of the environmental movement was (rightfully) focusing attention on stopping the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline from crossing over one of the most vital aquifers in the U.S., the dirty energy industry was quietly building a network of...

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