And so it begins.
Mrs. Peter Suderman writes an article that, in its carefully mendacious way, attempts to minimize concern about global climate change. Mr. Peter Suderman writes for Reason magazine. Reason is funded by the Reason Foundation. The president of the foundation is David Nott, a former petroleum engineer for Shell. It is or was funded by such organizations as the Claude R. Lambe Foundation (Koch oil and gas, refining, funds Cato, Heritage, CEI, Freedomworks, Mr. McArdle's ex-employer, and many others), the Serle Family Trust (pharmacuticals, donates to biomedical research), Castle Rock Foundation (Coors, also funds Heritage Foundation), Sarah Scaife Foundation (Gulf Oil, also funds AEI, Heritage, Cato and Hoover Institution), and Roe Foundation (building supply, deeply involved in Heritage Foundation, also funds Freedomworks, Cato, Family Research Council). Other funding came from Exxon and tobacco companies.
No doubt Megan McArdle is perfectly sincere in her beliefs regarding climate change. We all know that she would never form her opinions without factual support or understanding of the underlying science. But the actual content of her post will have to wait until we have more time--unless someone beats us to it first.
ADDED: In the comments, McArdle patiently explains the science to scientists who misunderstand her because "people stop reading about halfway through, and start arguing with the opponent in their head." Also, McArdle tells us peak oil is moot since we have 150 years of oil left.