"System change is now inevitable. Either because we do something about it, or because we will be hit by climate change. '...

"We need to develop economic models that are fit for purpose. The current economic frameworks, the ones that dominate our governments, these frameworks... the current economic frameworks, the neoclassical, the market frameworks, can deal with small changes. It can tell you the difference, if a sock company puts up the price of socks, what the demand for socks will be. It cannot tell you about the sorts of system level changes we are talking about here. We would not use an understanding of laminar flow in fluid dynamics to understand turbulent flow. So why is it we are using marginal economics, small incremental change economics, to understand system level changes?"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Morano Effect


My highest traffic level ever, sigh. Far less attention gets paid to the good stuff. (Hey, look over there on the right. ======>)

Most of the other spikes involved Morano in some way, too... Usually with some silly blurt of mine in an otherwise reasonable posting that can be spun into palpable evil. Some people think this means I should watch every word I ever say, like a Democratic politician. Obama is very good at it. For all the good it does him.

But there's another side to it. Maybe I should advocate the live sacrifice of puppies every few weeks just to keep the numbers up.

7 comments:

Kenneth P. Green said...

Look on the bright side, Michael. With variation like that, nobody's going to call it a Hockey Stick chart.

Hank Roberts said...

That's the stocky hick effect.

David B. Benson said...

Starlings.

If you must, use starlings.

Worse pests than puppies.

EliRabett said...

Don't be so nice. Take the crazy letters and send them to Morano, asking him if he agrees. Send each and everyone to Lucia. Send them to Fred Singer. You can program, write a script

gravityloss said...

Oh look there are pictures!
http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Articles/Norway/North/The-Arctic-Circle-Area/Food-in-the-Arctic-Circle-Area/

I don't think cacao grows there though!

Martin said...

At least now you know even better why climatologists feel so strongly about their correspondence being confidential.

caerbannog said...

Regarding the "Morano Effect"... Would this be an example?