Ep. 144 How to Answer Climate Alarmists? Read Their Own Reports

23 June 2018     |     Tom Woods     |     8

In this episode, Bob flies solo and fields another Contra Cruiser request. Specifically, he explains the standard Austrian approach to air pollution, and then talks about the risks of catastrophic climate change. Do libertarians just have to hope nothing really bad happens?

Contra Columns

Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution,” by Murray Rothbard
An Austrian Theory of Environmental Economics,” by Roy Cordato
Using IPCC to Defeat UN Climate Agenda,” by Bob Murphy
Krugman Ignores IPCC on Climate Economics,” by Bob Murphy
The Benefits of Procrastination: The Economics of Geo-engineering,” by Bob Murphy

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  • Bob_Robert

    Slacker Woods.

    And yet he still accomplishes in one morning more than I get done in a week. Oh well.

  • Robert

    I just noticed that there is an Amazon link for the Contra Krugman book:


    I don’t remember hearing an official announcement, but it says it was released over a month ago!

    • http://www.TomWoods.com Tom Woods

      Don’t order it yet, though. Dealing with problems.

      • Chucky Arla

        You know where you won’t be dealing with problems?

  • telepathic

    Bob! Thanx for this episode. In the sphere of climate research you mentioned briefly cloud cover in connection to climate. Are you aware of research of Danish astrophysicist professor Henrik Svensmark who has very interesting model on what is driving the climate on earth? According to him CO2 has very little to do with it. In Svensmark’s view the whole galaxy effects the climate on earth. I recommend amazingly interesting documentary titled “Cloud Mystery” about Svensmark’s and his colleagues’ research. This documentary is in Youtube.

  • Mrbiofan12

    Hey, do you plan to upload Contra Krugman to YouTube anymore?

  • Intersnooze

    G-g-g-getting the jitters…. where’s my Contra Krugman fix for July 1? :/

  • https://www.facebook.com/gene.balfour/about?section=overview Gene Balfour

    I listened to this episode yesterday and wish to contribute to this topic, but I fear that my contribution will be too lengthy to fit into this space. My contribution involves a perspective on this issue that was not discussed.

    As Chairman of the Ontario Libertarian Party and as an active OLP Candidate in the election that elected a majority Conservative provincial government last month, I wish to share a core element of our platform called Non-Government Options and explain its purpose and how it can be implemented in a practical way and on a timeline that would be non-threatening to the public at large.

    I am also a Member of the Libertarian Party of Canada under Tim Moen and am working with their President to prepare for the federal election in 2019.

    Bob- Where can I submit an essay on this topic. I can be reached at genebalfour123@gmail.com.