AUTHOR ARCHIVES: Robert Murphy

Are Climate Change Mitigation Policies a Form of Insurance? Analysis

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In a previous post, I walked through one of the take-away messages from the latest IPCC report: Using middle-of-the-pack projections, the likely damages from climate change are actually less than what reputable studies estimate as the costs of …

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New IPCC Report Unwittingly Shows Weakness of Alarmist Camp Analysis

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On March 31 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the tentative draft of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) for Working Group II, which studies the impacts of climate change under various possible scenarios, including actions by governments. …

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IER Comment on the Social Cost of Carbon, Part II Analysis

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The Institute for Energy Research (IER) has formally submitted its Comment to the Office of Management and Budget on the Obama Administration’s use of the “social cost of carbon” as an input for federal regulatory action. This is a crucial …

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Bad News for Carbon Tax Fans Analysis

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Last summer, in advance of Australia’s monumental September 7 elections that served as a repudiation of Australia’s carbon tax, IER published a key study by Dr. Alex Robson on the history and impact of the tax. Robson’s critique of Australia’s …

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IER Comment on the Dubious Social Cost of Carbon, Part I Analysis

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The Institute for Energy Research (IER) has formally submitted its Comment to the Office of Management and Budget on the Obama Administration’s use of the “social cost of carbon” as an input for federal regulatory action. This is a crucial …

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