Revisiting a great piece by a scientist and critic of global warming science hand picked by Republicans to “disprove” global warming. After intensive scientific investigation, he returned a total convert. The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic – NYTimes.com.
Did a Spreadsheet Error Cost You Your Job? | Op-Eds & Columns. By Dean Baker Did an Excel error cost you your job? This is what people around the world should be asking after researchers at the University of Massachusetts uncovered a serious calculation mistake. The mistake was in an enormously influential paper by Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff, two prominent economists, which purports to show that high levels of government debt lead to slow economic growth. This paper has been widely cited by political figures around the world who have been pushing the case for cutting back government spending and raising … Continue reading this post
Renewables can reliably meet a significantly larger percentage of US power demand even with dramatic reductions in coal, nuclear, and gas. See the study at the link below: REPORT: U.S. ELECTRICAL GRID COULD BE RELIABLE WITH MUCH HIGHER LEVEL OF RENEWABLES.
I just got off the phone with a staffer for Senator Cruz of Texas. I was urging the Senator to not block the vote today on background checks on gun sales and expressed bewilderment that he would filibuster such a vote. I told the guy that 80-90% of his constituents support background checks. He gave a variety of answers, and I have included each with my response to him below: “There has been no poll on the bill” – true, but there have been many polls on universal background checks, specifically at gun shows and online sales, which is what … Continue reading this post