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Bill Gates, Roger Pielke, Avatar & the Climate (of distrust); or, Can we move from a tribal questioning of motives to win-win policies? by TokyoTom

"Whhhaaat the heck is TT up NOW?" I can hear some of you asking yourselves. Bill Gates , Roger Pielke , the movie Avatar and climate? Just what elusive illusions am I alluding to here? (Stop playing, you say.) Well, brace yourself, and bear...

The Road Not Taken IV: My other hysterical comments on climate science & how Austrians hamstring themselves by TokyoTom

In my initial post, on how Austrians strive for a self-comforting irrelevancy on climate change , I copied my chief comment to Stephan Kinsella . I copy below my other posts and some of the remarks I was responding to on Stephan`s thread , including the...

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...

Nick Kristof on politics: why we conclude that I'm right, and you're evil by TokyoTom

Here's a very interesting piece by Kristof at the New York Times about the reactions of Obama and Clinton supporters, and introducing cognitive science studies of why more information often polarizes, rather than bringing people together . Divided...