When Ross McKitrick writes or speaks, I think it’s important to read or listen. Here is his latest report:

Off Target The Economics Literature Does Not Support the 1.5°C Climate Ceiling

I’m getting busy ramping up my Metaverse blog. If you would like to publish something here, just submit it to my publication and I probably will!

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is working on raising the world’s first venture fund dedicated to the open Metaverse. He is the founder of the Pillar Project. He is the author of The Token Handbook, Open Stanford, The…


The troposphere is supposed to be warming — is it?

As usual, John Robson gives us a good, well rounded picture of this supposed “signature of manmade climate change.”

When you see a prediction or a measurement, the first question you should ask is: “What’s the background rate?” Given that temperatures have been rising for 200 years now, we can expect a certain small, steady rise in the troposphere. But the models say it should be more than that. What happens when models meet reality? John Robson answers that question:


The words and videos on this page have the ability to change your life.

Things are not as bad as you think they are; don’t get mad at me for telling you

I am writing this in response to the Ecomodernism manifesto. It’s a group of smart people doing very important work to help improve the future for humanity and nature. I think if they looked more into the science of climate change and the economics of abundance, they would arrive at Deep Optimism, a term coined by Matt Ridley, the rational optimist.

People who understand the economics of abundance don’t apply enough critical thinking to understanding climate and the natural world (Hans Rosling, Bjorn Lomborg, Peter Diamandis, Tyler Cowen, Steven Pinker). …


Once you read this, you can’t unread it

I don’t think we can fix education any more than we can fix most election systems. The only rational thing to do is start over from scratch.

How bad is it?

Read this book:

Here is how much we are getting for our educational dollar:

Is the Conventional Wisdom on Educational Spending All Wrong?

In this study, researchers found that although access to education was equal for all Danes, class, status, and family factors made a huge difference:

LESSONS FROM DENMARK ABOUT INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL MOBILITY


I want readers to be aware of Ralph Alexander, who is publishing books and a blog on science, often about the folly of decarbonization. His blog is called:

Science Under Attack

Two good recent pieces:

Latest UN Climate Report is More Hype than Science

Has the Sun’s Role in Climate Change been Trivialized?

Good short reading.

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is raising money to create The Giordano Bruno Institute to help people get control of their personal data and helping define the coming Metaverse. He is the founder of the Pillar Project. He is…


A fascinating lecture by Marty Ralph

I enjoyed watching this lecture. Save it for a rainy day.

My only question, which I left in the comments is: why do researchers need a fancy private jet to drop radiosondes? Can’t they just use a twin-engine otter, like skydivers do? Could this be another data point in the “follow the climate money” story?

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is raising money to create The Giordano Bruno Institute to help people get control of their personal data. He is the founder of the Pillar Project. He is the author of The Token Handbook


A new publication to track the emergence of the Metaverse

This is the first post of a new publication on Medium dedicated to defining, describing, and creating the open Metaverse. Sign up at the bottom.

In 1993, I walked from my home in downtown Palo Alto one block to the public library to use their new computer terminal that had a browser that could see this thing called the Worldwide web. I spent the next week there, until I could get an internet connection for my place. I built my own site at a time when there were fewer than 300 sites online. I helped define what a website is…

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