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William O'Keefe: January 2010
CEO, George C. Marshall Institute

William O'Keefe: January 2010

William O'Keefe is CEO at the George C. Marshall Institute, a think tank that promotes better use of science in public policy. He is a former COO at the American Petroleum Institute.

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Time to put an end to the IPCC

The time has come to close the book on the IPCC and say Rest In Peace. It has become a tool for affirmation of climate orthodoxy instead of a vehicle to assess reality.

By William O'Keefe | January 27, 2010; 07:02 AM ET | Comments (21)

Legislation will likely be delayed

What does the outcome of the Massachusetts Senate election mean for the chances of a climate bill passing the Senate this year? Pundits will be dissecting the Massachusetts "black swan" for weeks, while both parties will spin it to their...

By William O'Keefe | January 21, 2010; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (2)

Look beyond preconceptions

What we are experiencing this winter is weather. The weather on any given day or during any given season doesn't tell a lot about our climate. But, weather over time is our climate and if a pattern persists over time, it can be indicative of a change in climate.

By William O'Keefe | January 13, 2010; 03:06 PM ET | Comments (8)

Supplemental comments on climate science

This is a supplemental posting to respond to comments asserting that my focus on climate models was misleading and disingenuous. Nothing could be further from the truth. Climate models are important because it is their projections of catastrophic warming from...

By William O'Keefe | January 11, 2010; 04:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Climate science still not clear

The outlook for climate legislation this year is not bright for a number of reasons. Hence, it would be useful and instructive to reassess the basis for the current set of policy proposals, which are based on a climate catastrophe later this century and which if implemented would severely constrain fossil energy use and impose large costs on the economy.

By William O'Keefe | January 5, 2010; 08:45 AM ET | Comments (16)

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