Category Archives: Climate Change

Some Game of Thrones Season 8 speculation

Let me indulge, purely for entertainment value, in some fan-speculation on what we will see on-screen after the Long Night is over and the final 6 episodes Of Game of Thrones are run in 2019. Let me first talk about … Continue reading

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Deliberative democracy: A sad story

This story from this larger study speaks for itself, but is illustrative of some of the themes of my previous post on deliberative democracy. In the spring of 2004 we began work on a citizens’ jury process that we co-designed with the residents … Continue reading

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The sins of the fathers …

Hold the presses – Coal may not be good for humanity. OK that was a cheap ideological shot – the kind you might see on our rival ideologically aligned blogs but surely not here at Club Pony. In any event, … Continue reading

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Where are we with Geo-Engineering in 2014?

Geo-engineering is increasingly looking like the only politically viable way of averting temperature rises above 2 degrees in the coming century. This is for three interlocking reasons: i) Any mayor country can try geo-engineering on its own without permission from … Continue reading

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The Climate Emperor has no clothes …

But maybe it doesn’t matter … Hardly anyone seemed to notice at last weekend’s G20 meeting in Brisbane that the Climate Emperor had no clothes. Nor did I hear anyone remark on the obvious contradiction involved in issuing a communiqué … Continue reading

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Cash for clunkers

Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending by Mark Hoekstra, Steven L. Puller, Jeremy West – #20349 (EEE IO PE) Abstract: Cash for Clunkers was a 2009 economic stimulus program aimed at increasing new vehicle spending by subsidizing the replacement of older … Continue reading

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Predictions versus outcomes in 2013?

In the last 5 years, I have made a point of giving clear predictions on complex socio-economic issues. I give predictions partially to improve my own understanding of humanity: nothing sharpens the thoughts as much as having to actually predict … Continue reading

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