Friday, February 14, 2003

Left-handed support for Bjorn? You've done a good job of attempting to temper my widely-shared fear of massive global warming, now, I'm starting to believe. Recently, the Economist has written a brief piece on why the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's projected figures are also wrong. But, this critique is based on economic data, which is easier for me to buy into. What the IPCC does is estimate industrial growth in the world to project what emission output will be. Clearly, how fast, and in what manner, the developing nations achieve industrial independence is of vital importance to the study. The Economist shares two economists' viewpoints on why the IPCC is using bad data and coming to wrong conclusions. Now, this is not to say global warming, as a whole, is dismissed, but rather that its acceleration is not all that significant.

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