Stiglitz and Alberici talk science

Sensibly steering clear of economics Alberici played safe and just asked the questions to enable the real or at least prize-winning economist to display his expertise in climate science.

JOSEPH STIGLITZ: If more and more of Australia are not liveable because of climate change, you’re not going to be better off.

You know, the future of the world, let alone the future of Australia really is at stake when we are talking about climate change.

He might have said something about his fellow prize-winning economist colleague who found that all the horrors of climate change would add up to quite modest damage that would be dwarfed by normal economic growth. Some Cat will have the figures at fingertips.

Australian experience indicates that the damage from climate chance is nothing compared with the cost of mitigation policies. Not that I am aware of any negative consequences of warming and the extra CO2 is very helpful because we are well below the optimum level for plant growth. But then we don’t expect economists or Emma Alberici to know anything about that.

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21 Responses to Stiglitz and Alberici talk science

  1. Stan

    I am sure that Stiglitz and Silberici know exactly that “climate change” is a scam, but it suits them politically to perpetuate the scam as they profit from it (at the expense of poor people).

  2. TBH

    Ah the Stig, not often right, but never in doubt.

    The bloke has been proven wrong so often that it’s a wonder he can show his face in public. Must have a hide like a rhino.

  3. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Q. How many polar bears would it take to change a light bulb?
    A. None, so who cares if they do all drown!!!!

  4. JC

    The only person in the world who thinks the Stigmiester is worth interviewing for his views is Emma Alberici.

  5. v_maet

    When Al Gore was born there were 7,000 polar bears. Today, only 30,000 remain

  6. Stiglitz and Alberici talk science

    When I read that headline the Benny Hill music started playing in my head for some reason.

  7. .

    If more and more of Australia are not liveable because of climate change, you’re not going to be better off.

    Simple. Move to Victoria or Tassie. If it gets colder, we move to the NT or QLD.

  8. H B Bear

    Did The Stig get Emmanomics? Alberscreechi’s Nobel prize can’t be too far away.

  9. egg_

    Stiglitz and Alberici talk science

    They’re both “Economic Scientists”, after all?

  10. Dr Fred Lenin

    Who in their right mind would listen too the crap these maggots spout ,Lies Lies Lies then more Lies ,these tossers have lost the ability to tell the bloody Truth ,indoctrinated within an inch of their lives heads full of lying crap to advance socialist communist fascism ,defund abc/ sbs let that bastard soros fund them ,charge him $50 a lie .he will soon be broke .

  11. egg_

    If more and more of Australia are not liveable because of climate change, you’re not going to be better off.

    Ideal for Sudanese imports?
    Isn’t Landsat showing a Greening of the planet, tard?

  12. If climate change is so bad, why are there so many believers still wandering about? Do the right thing and set an example of yourselves and don’t waste any more time departing this life. You know you want to do it.

  13. NuThink

    Carbon Dioxide is pollution (according to the believers in AGW or now climate change).

    So if we could get rid of all the CO2 pollution in the atmosphere what will be the consequences?
    The models should give us the answer. I predict it would not be pleasant.

  14. Squirrel

    “If more and more of Australia are not liveable because of climate change, you’re not going to be better off.”

    And yet the ABC continues to spruik for a globalised, open door immigration, Big Australia – doesn’t quite add up, does it?

  15. So if we could get rid of all the CO2 pollution in the atmosphere what will be the consequences?

    We die, as CO2 is the trigger that makes us breathe.

  16. Robber Baron

    The last time a German teamed up with an Italian spreading socialist propaganda didn’t work out well for humanity.

  17. Paul Farmer

    I think Rafe must be referring to William Nordhaus who invented the DICE climate model – dynamic integrated Climate Economy model. Rafe is right the Intellectual left was quick to heap praise on Nordhaus for winning the Nobel but actually his assertions actually run contrary to many of their claims.

    There is a great article here on it by Bob Murphy who is better know for his joint hosting of the weekly Contra Krugman podcast which I highly recommend to Cats ; link is here

    https://fee.org/articles/what-the-economic-models-of-nobel-laureate-richard-nordhaus-say-on-climate-change/

  18. Whalehunt Fun

    The ABC is a cesspit of leftist ignorance and stupidity. It needs to be not merely defunded, but scrupulously decontaminated.

  19. John Constantine

    If Australia becomes unlivable because of climate change, then we will just stack our eighty million imported voters tight and high in an east coast megacity, all in mile high chicom dogbox gulags.

    And live off rations of rebirthed sewerage.

    With enough wind power once a day to charge up your mobile phone so the State can give you orders.

    The medicated soma will make it endurable.

    Comrades.

  20. MACK

    Interesting to go back to the first Garnaut report ten years ago – chapter 11 lists all the disasters he predicts from increased CO2. Not a single one has happened so there is no basis for emission reduction. The emperor has no clothes.

  21. wal1957

    Well…she knows nothing about economics so it’s probably a good thing that she’s talking about Gerbil Warming…right?

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