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Stoat - Connolley: Last warning:

This is your last warning to update your links to I don’t know when Sb is going to peg out but it may well be end-of-this-month and I don’t expect to get any more warning.

2017-10-28 21:27   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: Dynamics of Stoats

It seems that the cat is out of the bag: scienceblogs is shutting down. Well, nothing lasts forever; or as Bowie – who also didn’t last forever – put it: breaking up is hard, but keeping dark is hateful. I regret the close, partly as a disruption to my quiet routine but also as the…

2017-10-14 20:45   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: Gunz: constitutionalism and majoritarianism

As the increasingly sparse readership of this blog will have noticed, I’m writeing less and less about science – science is hard, and increasingly GW science isn’t terribly interesting, whatever James may say – and becoming increasing interested in the fringes of politics and philosophy, in which any old fool can have an opinion, and…

2017-10-10 21:18   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: That it is easier to agree on economics than morality

When I argued for treating GW as economics not morality, I didn’t trouble myself to say “and I think it is easier to agree on economics than on morality”, because it hadn’t occurred to me that people might disagree. But of course, this is the internet, so people do disagree. CIP says so, for example.…

2017-10-08 09:04   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: Morality and economics

I seem to have run out of variations on Architecture and morality and Weasels ripped my flesh so I thought I’d drop the obscurity for once and use a simple post title which actually described the subject, rather than through several levels of indirection1. The recent trigger to this was mt’s The Seventieth Generation wherein…

2017-10-07 17:56   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: Carbon taxes: Macron is an idiot

Zut alors! Ze Chef Frog, Macron, ‘e iz not ‘appy wiz ze prix of ze Carbon: Europe needed a significant minimum carbon price to boost investment in its energy transition, and a European carbon tax at the bloc’s borders to guarantee fair competition for its companies… Macron said Europe had to give “the right price…

2017-09-30 19:41   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: Global Warming Advocate Shoots Self in Head?

According to robbservations.blogspot, which may not be the most reliable of sources. Also, it is from 2009, so not fresh either; but someone asked about it so I thought I’d reply. Context: The theory of anthropogenic Global Warming rests on the so-called “idealized greenhouse model”. This Wikipedia link (Idealized greenhouse model) by a “climate researcher”…

2017-09-28 20:49   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: Talking with the taxman about carbon

Those of you paying attention will have noticed several approving references here recently to Cafe Hayek, run by one Don Boudreaux (an American libertarian economist, author, professor…). For economics or law, I like it. For GW, it is regrettable; for example, he’s keen on George Will. Aanyway, just recently he ventured into why he oppose[s]…

2017-09-26 20:06   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: Life’s a riot with JA vs JA

“I am the milkman of human kindness, I will leave an extra pint”. But not today; try Dover beach if you want me being nice. In this strange shadowy incestuous world of the blogosphere, it is hard sometimes to remember that there’s an outside world, and even otherwise well-informed and intelligent people find the banter…

2017-09-24 10:19   Click to comment

Stoat - Connolley: We need to make democracy work in the fight to save the planet?

By AC Grayling in the Graun, h/t Timmy. And it’s the thing you’ve read so many times before, the idea that Democracy is great but, alas, doesn’t deliver what the article writer wants. In this case the thing he wants is something all right-thinking people want, a solution to GW, but that doesn’t mean the…

2017-09-19 20:57   Click to comment

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