Category Archives: environment

The Washington Post: “Japanese nuclear plant just recorded an astronomical radiation level. Should we be worried?”

The Washington Post recently printed another bad article on the cleanup efforts at the Fukushima nuclear plant site. It does correct misperceptions found in earlier articles from other news outlets but includes: “So should the people who live in Japan, … Continue reading

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My response to Scott Sumner’s response on growth and temperature predictions and Freeman Dyson’s take

Scott, you wrote: Neither climate scientist nor macroeconomists claim to be able to predict short run cycles. Macroeconomists predict that America’s NGDP will be much higher in 50 years, ditto for climate scientists and temperatures. I agree with both predictions. … Continue reading

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Global Warming: My views on climate modeling in 1998 during the Kyoto Accord

I just posted this on Econlog in response to macroeconomist Scott Sumner’s proposal. I should clarify that in 1998 I was a boring left-leaning centrist as I am today: In 1998, I was studying Japanese in an intensive course in … Continue reading

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