Decision theory and the doom scenario of climate catastrophe

Climate Etc.

by Lucas Bergkamp

Can decision theory help a rational person decide whether to believe in climate catastrophe?

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Sting – Englishman In New York

George Harrison on religions should be tough enough to take criticism

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Dear Kitten: Regarding The Dog

Rod Stewart I Can’t Deny It

Justin Trudeau Remains Prime Minister But Also Subject to the Caretaker Convention

James Bowden's Blog

Results of the Election        

On 21 October, voters elected members to a minority parliament this week, the fourth in the last fifteen years. In this House of Commons, engorged to 338 members since 2015, a party needs at least 170 to form a majority, though 171 serves as a more practical barrier considering that the House of Commons usually elects a speaker from the governing party; majority governments prefer not to have to call on the Speaker to cast tie-breaking votes in favour of the government as a matter of course. The official standings gave the Liberals a strong plurality but left them 14 MPs short of a practical working majority. The Liberals would therefore need the support of either the Bloc or New Democrats, along perhaps with that of the Greens when the occasion permits.

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Shhh! The case of a British paedophile who was locked up with women is best not discussed on a Massey campus

Point of Order

The question of what process should be followed before people can change the genders recorded on their birth certificates may well have been discussed on Massey University’s Wellington campus.

Trouble is, a bunch of students with firm ideas on the subject and a militant urge to muzzle contrary ideas staged a sit-in and pressed for the university to cancel the event.

Massey’s administrators – anxious to cocoon sensitive staff and students from information or arguments that might offend or upset them – accordingly advised Speak Up For Women to find an alternative venue for its Feminism 2020 event.

The University has received external advice on its health, safety and wellbeing obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and its duty of care to the University community, and has made the decision on these grounds.

The legal advice we have received is that cancellation of the event, as concluded…

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Why ‘Free College’ Is a Terrible Idea

Dear Kitten: Bathing Your Human

@ProfSteveKeen says “Nordhaus ignores tipping points”

From https://yalebooks.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Media/Nordhaus_slides.pptx

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