CLIMATE CHANGE: SCIENCE vs EMOTION

October 27, 2014 9:21 PM

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Recently Steven Koonin, former Under Secretary of Energy for science under Obama and former Professor of theoretical physics at Caltech and chief scientist at British Petroleum, published an elegantly balanced, nuanced and extremely informative article on September 19th in the Wall Street Journal about the debate on global warming.

Basically he makes the point that the data that suggests there is a human factor in climate change that can be addressed is clearly there BUT he believes it needs a longer time frame to be definitively clear without doubt. His position is perfectly appropriate for a two handed economist/scientist. A...

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