Gary Erickson (Washington): Global Warming: An Econometric Analysis. Justin B. Biddle (Georgia Tech) and Anna Leuschner (KIT): Climate Skepticism and the Manufacture of Doubt: Can Dissent in Science Be Epistemically Detrimental? Richard Smith (IPRD): Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans. Pay nations to keep carbon in the ground: If demand equals supply, it makes sense to regulate the quantity extracted from the earth rather than subsequent use. Stan Cox argues that rationing — whether for food, water, energy, or medical care — will be the only logical way to combine sustainability and fairness. From Dissent, Christian Parenti on a radical approach to the climate crisis; Mark Engler and Paul Engler on the climate of change: What does an inside-outside strategy mean?; and Andrew Ross on climate debt denial. Will Earth's ocean boil away? Yes, a billion years from now, as the sun gets brighter — but could we make it happen sooner through climate change? The energy of 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day is how much energy imbalance the earth is absorbing because of global warming. American business and industry is coming under closer scrutiny from shareholders concerned to see how prepared companies are to respond to the financial pressures of a warming world. Will global warming lead to more war? It’s not that simple.
A new issue of Colloquium is out. Avery Kolers (Louisville): Resilience as a Political Ideal. From Z Magazine, John Potash on the FBI's murderous targeting of the Shakurs. Science is not your enemy: Steven Pinker on an impassioned plea to neglected novelists, embattled professors, and tenure-less historians. Alyssa Rosenberg on three ways Amazon’s Jeff Bezos could improve the Washington Post now that he owns it. James Fallows on why NSA surveillance will be more damaging than you think. From Mosaic, Leon R. Kass on the Ten Commandments: Why the Decalogue matters; and Moshe Koppel on religion and state in Israel: A modest proposal. Google vs. Apple: Farhad Manjoo and Matthew Yglesias on a totally imaginary simulation of what would happen if the world’s two great powers went to (actual) war. Phil Dyess-Nugent on how National Lampoon became the lost paradise and missing link of modern comedy. All the pundits are wrong: Jonathan Bernstein on how conventional wisdom says the GOP has a grip on the House, but can't win the White House — here's why both are wrong. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm on what should, and should not, be in NSA surveillance reform legislation. Alan Pyke on everything you need to know about President Obama’s housing speech. University of Oslo rejects mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's application to study political science.
From European Journalism Observatory, Federico Guerrini on traditional and online fact-checking. Nicky Woolf on how The Guardian broke the Snowden story — and what it says about the British media company's emerging threat to the New York Times. The next edition: Katharine Weymouth has lived much of her life in the shadow of two formidable women — now, she has a chance to join their ranks. From Wonkblog, Amazon is a big, influential company with plenty of policy interests — and the company's CEO now also owns Washington's biggest newspaper (and more and more); the Post isn't being sold to Amazon — it's being sold to Bezos as an individual (and more); journalism needs a business model — can Jeff Bezos find one? Jim Tankersley investigates; and Lydia DePillis on why the Washington Post isn’t a charity case for Jeff Bezos. From TNR, Marc Tracy on Jeff Bezos' murky politics: A primer (and more and more and more); and Chris Hughes on Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post. Why didn't the Boston Globe sell to the highest bidder? Hamilton Nolan wants to know. Danny Hayes on why Obama is wrong: Traditional journalism isn’t dead. From Tom Paine to Glenn Greenwald, we need partisan journalism. Alec MacGillis on the media's shameful role in the phony IRS scandal. Dan Froomkin on the case for a secrecy beat: The press has a major role to play in fostering the debate on transparency that the nation needs.