The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe

The economist William Nordhaus will receive his profession’s highest honor for research on global warming that’s been hugely influential — and entirely misguided

Foreign Policy
Dec 10, 2018 · 11 min read
Yale Professor William Nordhaus attends a press conference after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Yale University on October 8, 2018 in New Haven, Connecticut. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

By Jason Hickel

Many people were thrilled when they heard that the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics…

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