Thursday, November 02, 2006

Climate Change Rubbish

More of the same bad science and bad policy -- that's a distillation of the Stern Report issued by the UK. As environmentalist and climate change apostate Bjorn Lomborg notes:

The report on climate change by Nicholas Stern and the U.K. government has sparked publicity and scary headlines around the world. Much attention has been devoted to Mr. Stern's core argument that the price of inaction would be extraordinary and the cost of action modest.

Unfortunately, this claim falls apart when one actually reads the 700-page tome. Despite using many good references, the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is selective and its conclusion flawed. Its fear-mongering arguments have been sensationalized, which is ultimately only likely to make the world worse off.

Read the whole thing.

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