The Real Case against Activist Global Warming Policy
By James L. Payne
This article appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of The Independent Review.
For carbon restrictions to be justified, each link in a long chain of assumptions about science and public policy must hold true. Critics of global-warming activism have focused too much on claims related to the causes of climate change, and too little on claims about the net harm to human populations, the net benefits of restricting emissions, and governments ability to solve problems.
James L. Payne is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of Lytton Research and Analysis.
Climate ChangeEnergy and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Law and RegulationGovernment and PoliticsPolitical HistoryScience and Public Policy
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