Tag Archives: Richard Tol

Quick correction to Tol (2009)

Apparently one of the numbers used by Tol (2009) to estimate the Economic Effects of Climate Change is incorrect. Chris Hope’s 2006 study actually predicted a -0.9 % change in GDP for a 2.5oC rise in temperature (since 2009) not … Continue reading

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An opportunity for Richard Tol

One of the complaints often directed at climate scientists is that they’re quick to criticise media reports that claim that alarmist projections are wrong, but don’t criticise the media when they incorrectly make alarmist claims. A recent Spectator article by … Continue reading

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Has there been a “pause”?

Reiner Grundmann, who is a Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Nottingham, yesterday tweeted the following statement and question. I think climate scientists should make up their mind: either there is a ‘pause’ in temp rise … Continue reading

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The economic benefits of climate change?

Writing about this is definitely outside my comfort zone, so this post should not be seen as something from which others could learn but maybe a way for me to learn via the comments. There have been various claims that … Continue reading

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Watt about the 97% consensus, again?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) has another post about John Cook’s consensus paper. I must admit that I find this all a little odd. In my experience, if people think a paper is ridiculously wrong, they typically just ignore it. … Continue reading

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Watt about the Tol Poll?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) is promoting (The Tol Poll – rating climate denizens) an online poll put together by Richard Tol that asks volunteers to rate a group of people on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 … Continue reading

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Science and policy

Tamsin Edwards wrote an article for the Guardian yesterday called Climate scientists must not advocate particular policies. After reading the article, I largely agreed and wrote the first comment. My main issue with the article was the idea that scientists … Continue reading

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