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My name is Tom Fuller. I’ve been writing on climate change for a few years and more recently have focused on energy and especially energy consumption. That has greatly increased my interest in climate change issues.

Recent Articles

The Lukewarmers Way: Reconciling Emissions Data With Concentrations and Energy Consumption

According to the US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, in 2016 the world consumed 580.7 quadrillion British Thermal Units, lovingly known as ‘quads.’ In 2010 we consumed 512 quads,a growth rate of about 2%. Reported emissions of greenhouse gases …

2017-11-05 20:16   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Building For The Past, Remembering The Future

Okay, I’m back–at least for this post. Whereas in recent incarnations I have been focused on the fact I was convinced I had something worthwhile to write, I am now (for today at least) going to try and write something …

2017-10-08 00:10   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Last Post: The Lukewarmer’s Way

Well, the blog has that title, I wrote a book with that title–it’s only fitting that my last post for the foreseeable future should have it as well. I’d like to thank all my readers for their patronage, and especially …

2016-04-25 09:13   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: A Winning Political Strategy Against The Konsensus

Yesterday I painted a rather gloomy picture of brownouts and forced rationing of CO2 emissions, the logical outcome of the Konsensus strategy to defeat global warming. (Repeated disclaimer: There is a broad consensus in science on a narrow interpretation of …

2016-04-23 07:53   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: I Believe They Will Ration Your CO2 Emissions. I Believe They Will Cheat On The Numbers.

As a progressive liberal I found a lot to like in Richard Thaler and  Cass Sustein’s book ‘Nudge.’ Boiled down to an elevator pitch, it argues that if the school cafeteria places fruit at eye level and the chocolate brownie …

2016-04-22 08:23   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Start of the Next Hiatus

Well, I’m not referring to global average temperatures… I intend to put The Lukewarmer’s Way in mothballs for an undetermined period of time. My farewell post will probably be Sunday or Monday. I’ve stopped blogging several times in the past, …

2016-04-21 06:21   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Yep, That Sea Level Rise Will Get ‘Em

Apologies for the less than substantial nature of this and other recent posts. Lots going on and I’ll explain a bit more in a future post. In news that may surprise you, The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme has …

2016-04-20 07:30   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Funny, I Thought We’d Have More Choices

Bill Nye the Science Guy apparently wants to send me to prison because I don’t support his policies on climate change. Sarah Palin thinks climate change is not real and that Bill Nye is not a scientist. Are these the …

2016-04-19 14:03   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Three Cities That Actually Get It Regarding Climate Change

Although much of the coverage of climate change just depresses me (Sarah Palin talking about Bill Nye the Science Guy? Really?), I occasionally find an article that gives me hope. Today that article comes from Mail and Guardian Africa, titled …

2016-04-18 10:20   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Evaluating the Expertise of Climate Scientists

James Hansen took his degree in astrophysics, not normally a climate-related field. Nonetheless, few would argue that he is not an expert on climate change. On the other hand, Freeman Dyson is possibly the second smartest person on the planet, …

2016-04-16 12:18   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: Value Put At Risk By Climate Change

Harvard Business Review alerts us to a study in Nature that uses an integrated assessment model to estimate the value at risk due to climate change. “An important new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that climate …

2016-04-15 10:00   Click to comment

The Lukewarmers Way: We Need A Census On Consensus

Here we go again. Read the tale of how inexpert researchers incorrectly claim that expert researchers are more reliable, both proving and disproving their thesis in a convoluted construction that resembles an Escher print. Richard Tol, former lead author of a …

2016-04-14 04:22   Click to comment


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