Skip to comments.An unbiased economic score card shows Global Warming has increased the GDP by 1.3% so far
Posted on 10/16/2013 10:59:09 AM PDT by donmeaker
How Much have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050 was editted by Bjørn Lomborg with many contributors They use an unbiased or at least a consistent methodology to assess the impact of global problems from 1900 to today and project forward to 2050.
There are often blanket claims that the world is facing more problems than ever but there is a lack of empirical data to show where things have deteriorated or in fact improved. In this book, some of the world's leading economists discuss ten problems that have blighted human development, ranging from malnutrition, education, and climate change, to trade barriers and armed conflicts.
I want to see a site that gives an unbiased opposite to this guy.
That should read “The Global Warming HOAX”
Accidental truth telling from the left. Warming is good for humans. But its still our fault.
First there is Historical Global Warming. We can see that from temperatures. It is pretty factual, though small. The major uncertainty is from the fact that a lot of official weather stations were located at airports for convenience, and cities have grown up around them, so the weather stations are now located in a more severe heat island than they were in the 1900s. Heat islands cool the surrounding area, so measuring only the hot part is biased, but we can censor out the corrupted sensor locations.
Then there is Anthropogenic Global Warming.
That is a guess at what causes HGW. The fact is some may be caused by us, some by volcanos, some by CO2 from the water escaping. The fraction is unknown. People that pretend to know are frauds.
Then there is Future Global Warming. We don’t know how to quantify that, can’t because of the nonlinearities inherent in the system. People who pretend to know are frauds.
Then there is Anthropogenic Future Global Warming. We don’t know how various causes of AFGW will interact, because of nonlinearities we are uncertain of the future quantities, and the degree of interaction depends non-linearly on the quantity. People sho pretend to know are frauds.
Does the wasted cost of the worldwide hysterics' hoax over "global warming" count as part of the GDP?
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