Here’s How You Can Donate To Stop Climate Crisis (scam) Or Something

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The Weekly Planet: The Best Way to Donate to Fight Climate Change (Probably)

Let’s say you want to donate $25 to fighting climate change. Where should your money go?

Since I started this newsletter, this inquiry (or something like it) is among the most common questions I’ve received from readers. And for good reason: There are at least 461 nonprofits in the United States devoted to environmental causes, according to the evaluator Charity Navigator. Not all of them approach climate change effectively, or even do what they claim to. The green-nonprofit world is a thicket, contained in a morass, reachable only by slog.

Daniel Stein, an economist who trained at the London School of Economics, learned this lesson about 18 months ago when he went looking for the best ways to maximize his climate giving. “I thought I could find the information after a couple hours of Googling,” he told me last week. “But not only could I not find it, a lot of the information that I could find was straight-up wrong.”

So he founded Giving Green, to help people ford the swamp. Giving Green advises people on how to fight climate change with their donations in the most evidence-based way possible. It emerged from beta and published new recommendations last month. Because today is Giving Tuesday—the capstone of America’s ersatz Holy Week and the only square on the calendar devoted to philanthropy—I wanted to look at those recommendations.

And I bet he’s totally selfless in this and not making a profit, right?

Anyhow, it’s interesting that Warmists are very interested in making “donations” but not so interested in changing their own behavior. Many groups are mentioned, such as the unhinged Sunrise Movement, a bunch of kids who want to force Other People to change their behavior via government laws and rules

But in climate, it faces a harder, even epistemological, question. The carbon-offset question is knowable; some organizations remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere better than others, and it is possible to learn their names. But supporting political action, as Giving Green recommends, goes beyond the realm of quantifiable evidence; it requires arguing about what will change people’s behavior. Sunrise and the Clean Air Task Force are good options for certain kinds of donors. But to support either group is to make a bet about the future. And nobody can run a randomized controlled trial on the future.

Donating doesn’t change your own behavior, climate cultists. Give it a try.

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5 Responses to “Here’s How You Can Donate To Stop Climate Crisis (scam) Or Something”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    It’s not just climate groups that are a scam. A great many charities also do nothing with donations other than make their payroll. Climate groups are the intersection of climate scams and charity scams. They don’t even believe what they are doing is wrong.

    • Hairy says:

      So right !! The state of NY closed down all of the Trump families “foundations”
      They were just scams to avoid taxes
      How do you feel about that prof?

      • Professor Hale says:

        Jeff, If I thought you cared about corruption, we could have a lively discussion about it. But you are still in campaign mode as a democratic party activist. After 4 years of this, I find it boring. Your party candidate for President of the USA is a senile old man with a 47 year career in corrupt DC politics, who also happens to have a cancer research “charity” but never managed to spend any money on cancer research, or the Clinton foundation… Or the Obama foundation. Just like the other Jeff pretending to care about PACs when they help Republicans but is totally ignorant about democratic party affiliated PACs.

      • Traitor Joe says:

        First of all avoiding taxes is legal, Hairy evading taxes is illegal. Secondly, the State of NY did not close down ALL Trump family foundations.

        Third, if they were to close a foundation or a charity of any kind down because it’s a “scam” that’s fine, but if they are just closing them down because they were started by someone Hairy (or the AG) doesn’t like that’s corruption and it’s evil.

        I realize you commies believe hating a person is justification enough to destroy his life and that of his family and associates, incarcerate them, steal their property and even execute them but real Americans an civilized non commies don’t operate that way.

        Then again all you commies have is hate. That’s why you want to bankrupt all Trump supporters and even imprison us (if we’re lucky).

        I read on one of my morning leftist blogs yesterday a commie promoting the idea ALL Trump family assets should be seized as should all assets of Trump voters and used to give “reparations” to black Americans. That’s how you morons think. Unreal.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Instead donate to Trump’s “leadership” PAC, “Save America”, promoted to help Trump salvage the election but is instead a slush fund that Trump can use however he wishes. $150 million, so far.

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