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Baseline data for my global warming bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

Baseline data for my global warming bet with Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok

With all the ink-spilling about “pause” or “no pause”, it’s nice to have a clear and simple bet to take a look at. It’s my bet with fellow economists Bryan Caplan and Alex Tabarrok, and it’s about whether the average temperature anomaly over the next 15 years will be above or below the gray bar [...]

The Beloitysburg Address

Respectfully offered as a tribute to Robert Stavins as part of the 2014 Miller Upton Forum at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Beloitysburg Address Four score and seven months ago [i.e., about 2007] brave political leaders brought forth on this continent some new climate policies, conceived in economic liberty and dedicated to the proposition [...]

Welcoming Zadie Barbara Bauman, August 7, 2014

Welcoming Zadie Barbara Bauman, August 7, 2014

We are delighted to announce the birth of Zadie Barbara Bauman, born Thursday August 7 at 9:41pm and weighing in at 9 pounds 6.4 ounces. (Zadie is just a name that we like, and Barbara was Laura’s maternal grandmother.) We are all happy and healthy and looking forward to our new life together!     [...]

Cartoon Climate Change coming to AAAS in Feb 2015!

I’ll be part of a session at the 2015 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) conference in San Jose from Feb 12-16 2015! Details below, more info TBD on the exact date and time of our session. Session title: Using Cartoons to Convey Science Synopsis: Cartooning is an effective way for both professionals [...]

Published paper: Impacts of Climate Change on Milk Production in the United States

The paper is Guillaume Mauger, Yoram Bauman, Tamilee Nennich, and Eric Salath√©, “Impacts of Climate Change on Milk Production in the United States”, The Professional Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2014.921017 (2014). You may be able to get a free download here. Abstract: Climate change is likely to affect milk production because of the sensitivity of dairy cows [...]

Response to Bryan Caplan’s review of Cartoon Climate Change

Thanks to Bryan Caplan for his review of my Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, and double thanks if he cross-posts this response on his blog (although it may mean I have to tweak my jokes about how I’ve been banned by a libertarian blog). [Update: he did!] As with most academics, Bryan keeps his words [...]

Help with my new routine: “When life gives you lemons…”

I’d love your help with a new routine I’m working on called “When life gives you lemons…” The idea is to use this popular phrase to explain different branches of economics, in the same way that a different popular phrase was used in my not-safe-for-work “S*** Happens” video. For an example, consider the difference between [...]

Cartoon Climate Change page notes

Below please find page notes for The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change. This is a working document, so additions or edits are welcome! Also note that occasional Wikipedia references are for topics that can be found in many introductory textbooks. Chapter 1: Introduction (pages 3-14) Page 4, “Story #1 is about economic growth”: An interesting [...]

New draft of Cartoon Climate Change… complete book!

Here’s the latest draft, which covers the entire book, as a 15-meg 2-to-a-page PDF. (This is better for printing and mimicking the feel of holding an actual book, but if you want the 30-meg 1-to-a-page PDF then here’s a self-extracting 1-to-a-page PDF .rar file, with thanks to Dieu Thuy Nguyen.) Also FYI here’s a first [...]

New draft of Cartoon Climate Change Chapters 1-11

Here’s the latest draft, which covers Parts 1 and 2, as a 1-to-a-page PDF or as a 2-to-a-page PDF. (The latter is better for printing and mimicking the feel of holding an actual book.) Comments welcome on the wiki or via email, etc! Note that Chapters 1-7 are close to being locked-in except for text [...]

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