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May 8, 2018
How green is my planet?
The revelation this week that CO2 had just reached 410 ppm is just the most recent negative climate "tipping point" being reached. This news was accompanied by the usual links to future apocalyptic warming events and predictions of the Earth spiraling into planetary doom. According to the self-proclaimed guardians of the Earth, we need to enact strict regulations and taxes to reduce our use of fossil fuels to forestall these predicted harmful events that are occurring due to our "sins of emission." Yet the proposed solutions to this theoretical man-made warming, such as the Paris Climate Accord, are necessarily economically harmful to the developed nations while increasing energy costs for all. Full enactment represents a great transfer of wealth from the "haves" to the "have nots." According to Bjorn Lomborg, economist from the University of Copenhagen, the Paris Accord would strip $1.5 trillion...(Read Full Post)