"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" AGW, carbon pricing - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Pickens, with "a mission" as a wind crusader, shakes John Kerry's hand by TokyoTom

More from the National Review 's "Planet Gore" corner . My reaction? While we do need investments in power transmission infrastructure , do it with your own money, T. Boone . While I, along with many others, could support a rebated carbon...

More on Manzi/Cato on climate by TokyoTom

A few days ago I concluded that Jim Manz i’s lead essay in Cato Unbound's new climate issue exhibited rather weak “libertariarian sinews” . Allow me to note a few additional remarks on Manzi`s arguments. 1. It's clear from Manzi's...

Jim Manzi/Cato on climate: with flabby "libertariarian sinews", he advocates no panic, but domestic climate science and technology investments by TokyoTom

[UPDATE: See my follow-up post .] Cato Unbound's new climate issue features a lead essay by Jim Manzi , who is an MIT- and Wharton-trained statistician and CEO of Applied Predictive Technologies (which uses pattern recognition and optimization models...

Friedman: Energy taxes have destroyed Denmark - not by TokyoTom

Thomas Friedman has an op-ed at the New York Times that describes some of Denmark's energy taxation and alternative energy policies . No doubt these policies created distortions and in some ways left Denmark less wealthy than if such policies had...

Chris Horner/CEI: Confused or alarmist on Kuznets, China and climate? by TokyoTom

The right-wing Business & Media Institute has published a rather confused piece by Chris Horner , senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute , in which Horner, while noting China's progress along the environmental Kuznets curve (as...

Paul Krugman: "The only way we’re going to get action ... is if those who stand in the way of action come to be perceived as not just wrong but immoral." by TokyoTom

Paul Krugman reaches the above conclusion in his August 1 New York Time op-ed , which asks "Can This Planet Be Saved?" , while discussing the latest work by economists on the cost-benefit analsys of taking action to mitigate potential climate...

Ron Bailey/Reason: Gore's proposal to generate all power carbon-free in 10 years requires trillion$ on nukes by TokyoTom

On July 17, Al Gore challenged our nation to produce " 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly carbon-free sources within 10 years ". Ron Bailey , science correspondent of Reason online , has examined whether Gore's...

More carbon tax advocacy, this time from Jerry Taylor/Cato, in a piece criticizing Pickens' plan by TokyoTom

Jerry Taylor , a senior fellow at the Cato Institute , published a pithy criticism in last week's Financial Post of T. Boone Pickens' plan to get wind subsidies and other favors from Congress; said Taylor: "Virtually every claim made by T...

Can Pigovian taxes be Coasean bargains? - The case of climate negotiations by TokyoTom

David Zetland's libertarian-environmental blog, Aguanomics , has recently been carrying on some excellent discussions on resource and environmental economics, with interlocutors like Bob Murphy , Gene Callahan and others. In the context of two recent...

Bob Murphy punts on whether "Cap and Trade" is a "market solution" by TokyoTom

In response to my comments last month to Bob Murphy 's June 4 blog post, Cap and Trade Is Not a "Market Solution" , Bob has kindly noted on the blog thread his intention not to let my comments on his post remain the last word: Just following...

[Update] Mind Games/Luboš Motl: how an absence of functioning markets means that I'm right, but you're a delusional, neurotic "zealot" by TokyoTom

[Update below] My last piece (on Bret Stephen 's straight-faced but ridiculous dismissal in the WSJ of all concerns about climate change as a "sick-souled religion" and a "nonfalsifiable hypothesis, logically indistinguishable from...

Lomborg's brilliant climate plan: leave GHG externalities alone and let governments spend 0.05% of GDP on picking winning low-carb technologies! by TokyoTom

The folly practically speaks for itself . Why does Bjorn Lomborg think that governments can better determine worthy investments than private firms? And that such investments should be borne by ordinary taxpayers rather than those who are generating the...

Peabody Coal is VERY concerned about how Jim Hansen is "cheapening the dialogue" by TokyoTom

In response to Jim Hansen's recent expressed desire for "public trials" for fossil fuel executives if, despite being "aware of long-term consequences of continued business as usual," they continue their "campaigns" "to...

Why top demagogues (Jim Hansen, Florida Power, RAND, Exxon, AEI, Margo Thorning, major economists, George Will) prefer rebated carbon taxes by TokyoTom

[Note to first-time readers: the title is tongue-in-cheek.] I have previously blogged on libertarian, non-state approaches to climate change ; allow me to use this post to pull together for diligent readers various recent sources of opinion and information...
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