When Idiot Savants Do Climate Economics

This piece by Christopher Ketcham was originally published on October 29, 2023. Republished here with permission from The Intercept , an award-winning nonprofit news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Sign up for The Intercept’s Newsletter . William Nordhaus, who turned 82 this year, was the first economist in our time to attempt to quantify the cost of climate change. His climate-modeling wizardry, which won him, Read More