2011-05-21 15:08:18Carter Confusion #2: Green Jobs
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Carter repeated the myth that for every green job created, 2.2 jobs are killed.  I did a blog post in response:

Carter Confusion #2: Green Jobs

I'll probably make this into a rebuttal too.  Something like "renewable energy investment kills jobs".

2011-05-21 19:06:51
Rob Painting
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Nice job.

2011-05-22 03:24:33
dana1981
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Thank you muchly Rob.  I added a section showing that investment in renewables actually creates more jobs than investment in fossil fuels, put the whole thing into a rebuttal to "renewable energy kills jobs", and linked the rebuttal at the end.

2011-05-22 08:00:30
Rob Painting
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Important to cover these economic and renewable energy myths, as they will become the dominant focus of "skeptics" over the next 2 or 3 years. The extreme weather, especially if a large El Nino takes shape later this year, will help to shift public opinion over the 2-3 year timeframe.  

2011-05-22 08:06:10
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Agreed. Even the climate scientist 'skeptics' like Spencer and Lindzen and Christy and Carter are making more and more economic arguments. It's pretty clear "it's too hard" types of arguments will become more popular as the scientific arguments fall by the wayside.
2011-05-23 08:25:58
dana1981
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This is getting published tomorrow, so last call for comments.