Guy McPherson has referred a lot to William Nordhaus as the origin of the 2.0C target.
People love to join the crowd and put the blame for all climate change on the man with the yellow hair. However, given that the grounds of what we see today were laid years (even decades ago) this man would be one of the first I would like to see going to the gallows.
The economics Nobel went to a guy who enabled climate change denial and delay
By EUGENE LINDEN
26 October, 2018
It has been a scary month in climate science. Hurricane Michael and a frightening report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underlined the potential costs of human-caused global warming. Then to add insult to injury, William Nordhaus won the economics Nobel Prize.