Monday, April 1, 2013

The joy of global warming

Bjørn Lom­borg's article may not offer anything new, but it strikes me as doing a good job of explaining the rationale of the economists' argument for research and development as thee best bet for a lower emissions energy future

The Joy of Global Warming | The Sunday Times
As I fly into a snow-bound Britain, I realise that you might be asking where global warming has gone as you shiver in the coldest March for 50 years and wonder what you will do if gas has to be rationed. I have been involved in the climate debate for more than a decade, but I am still amazed at how wrong we get it. Let us try to restart our thinking on global warming. 
Yes, global warming is real and mostly man-made, but our policies have failed predictably and spectacularly.
I was one of the strongest critics of the Kyoto climate change treaty, back when it was considered gospel." 
Peo­ple were aghast when you crit­i­cised it then. Now Kyoto has no friends, and every­one remem­bers how they really did not believe in it

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