Monthly Archives: July 2013

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Ratified by United States in 1992

The United States ratified this. See the Congressional Record. Matter is discussed in the post mortem on the Copenhagen Climate Summit on Charlie Rose: This treaty includes contributions from developed nations to a fund (“Green Climate Fund”) which is intended … Continue reading

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Rev Thomas Bayes, 1702-1761

Claire and I visited Rev Thomas Bayes’ grave at the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground in London, on 22nd July 2013.

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“The primary duty of investors is to build capital discipline”

Mr Nick Robins is head of the climate change centre at HSBC.  In the 14th July 2013 issue of the Financial Times, he was quoted as saying: Investors need to change the way they think and behave, argues Mr Robins. … Continue reading

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Yep, looks to me like we’ve a Kahneman-Tversky phenom …

Australia is moving to quit their short-lived and “unpopular” carbon tax, per http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/world/asia/australian-leader-scraps-tax-on-carbon-emissions.html at the New York Times.  It is more evidence, heaped upon an ever-growing pile, that collective effort to forestall climate disruption is encountering headwinds from behavioral finance, … Continue reading

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