Useful to read some challenge to thinking, but always critical to weigh new point evidence against the full set.

The contention from Stanford is that some farmers may find increasing crop prices beneficial. And this could well be true, just as the Southern UK should expect warmer summers and colder winters on the whole (which we might like).

On the weighing evidence front, it is good to see that someone has done the painstaking work of going through all of the references in detail of Bjørn Lomborg’s book Cool It. It doesn’t make for great reading. Lots of what we might call rhetorical tricks that could make us believe references are supporting a position that is in fact opinion not evidence-based.