When scientists spoke of global climate change in the 1970s, they meant that another Ice Age was on the horizon. Had we acted on their recommendations back then, we would have implemented policies that today’s scientists view as harmful.

Randall G. Holcombe is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, and author of the Independent book Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History.
Climate ChangeEnergy and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Law and Regulation
Other Independent Review articles by Randall G. Holcombe
Spring 2023 Generation Gap: Why Baby Boomers Still Dominate American Politics and Culture
Winter 2022/23 Handbook of Alternative Theories of Political Economy
Winter 2021/22 Towards an Economics of Natural Equals: A Documentary History of the Early Virginia School
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