Sunday, June 07, 2009

Matt Yglesias, Climate Change, and Race

In a recent column, Matt Yglesias opines:

As clowns like Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) are wont to point out, the scale of the average temperature shift associated with catastrophic climate change is not especially large relative to ordinary fluctuations in the weather. In other words, in most parts of the world summer is much hotter than winter, and the summer-winter gap exceeds the sort of changes associated with carbon emissions. If you’re dumb, this becomes a reason to get blasé about climate change. If you understand the issue, you understand that even modest structural shifts in the climate can have enormous impacts—shifting rainfall patterns, altering sea levels, massively increasing the odds of extreme weather, etc.

I wonder if Yglesias will be honest enough to use this same analysis on the canard that "differences within races are greater than differences between races."

Actually, I lie. I don't wonder at all. I am pretty certain what he will do.

That is all.

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