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Reblogged:Six Short, Sweet Facts About the Changing Climate

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Over at RealClear Markets is a review of a book I first heard about on Alex Epstein's excellent Power Hour podcast, Steve Koonan's Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters.

The review is worth a full read (and the podcast a full listen), as the following six points Koonan makes should indicate. In each case, I am quoting directly from the review:
Nor do we need one... (Image by Markus Spiske, via Unsplash, license.)
  1. [T]he models relied upon by the Left to predict future global warming are so poor that they cannot even reproduce the temperature changes in the 20th century.
  2. [T]he United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's own analysis indicates that any negative economic impact that global warming eventually may have will be so modest that it warrants no action.
  3. [T]he National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the UN IPPC do not claim that a link has been established between global warming and natural disasters.
  4. [A]s the earth's temperature has risen, natural disasters have become far less deadly.
  5. ome of the world's best scientists believe that global warming will be beneficial rather than harmful.
  6. [G]lobal warming saves lives.
I commend the reader to the review or, better yet, the book for further elaboration on each point.

Koonan worked as a physicist for the Obama Administration and, according to Amazon, "served as Undersecretary for Science in the US Department of Energy ... from 2009 to 2011, where his portfolio included the climate research program and energy technology strategy." This is hardly a "science denier," and it is heartening that someone with his training, experience, and wide respect, has spoken up against climate catastrophism.

-- CAV

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