Author Archives: Zeke Hausfather

About Zeke Hausfather

Zeke Hausfather, a data scientist with extensive experience with clean technology interests in Silicon Valley, is currently a Senior Researcher with Berkeley Earth. He is a regular contributor to The Yale Forum (E-mail: zeke@yaleclimatemediaforum.org, Twitter: @hausfath).
Common Climate Misconceptions

The Water Vapor Feedback

Water vapor is one of the most important elements of the climate system. A greenhouse gas, like carbon dioxide, it represents around 80 percent of total greenhouse gas mass in the atmosphere and 90 percent of greenhouse gas volume. Water [...]

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Common Climate Misconceptions

Has Global Warming Stopped?

“Global temperatures have not increased since 1998.” That point has been a common argument among climate skeptic communities in the blogosphere for the past few years. It gained prominence recently in an article in the New Statesman by David Whitehouse, [...]

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Common Climate Misconceptions

Modeling the Climate

Few climate change topics arouse more passion than the seemingly dry field of climate modeling. Critics thunder that the models contain a “large element of subjectivity” with parameters “tweaked by those who operate the models” to achieve results that conform [...]

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Reporting on Bali Policy Options. A Question Haunting Bali Conference: Silver Bullet? Or Silver Buckshot? (Pt.3 of 3)

BALI, Indonesia, December 10, 2007 – “What comes next?” It’s a question that has haunted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 13th Conference of Parties. Will the Bali talks result in a new global framework for tackling climate [...]

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Reporting on Bali Policy Options. The Many Aspects of Tradable Permits Design (Pt.2 of 3)

Journalists reporting on the United Nations Bali negotiations and ongoing plans for addressing climate change need to appreciate that the term “tradable permits system” does not imply a one-size-fits-all single strategy. Rather, numerous and diverse policy design considerations would go [...]

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Reporting on Bali Policy Options Climate Policy Analysis: Taxes and Tradable Permits (Pt.1 of 3)

An emerging consensus among economists, environmental organizations, and policy makers holds that policy solutions to the climate change problem must incorporate economic mechanisms so that social costs of climate change damages are reflected in prices of carbon and other greenhouse [...]

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Common Climate Misconceptions

1970s ‘Global Cooling’ Concerns Lacked Today’s Scientific Rigor and Relevance

Journalists covering the climate change issue for any period of time quickly run across arguments that the big concern just a few decades back had involved global cooling and not global warming. They will do well to step back and [...]

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