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They’re All Wrong About Climate Change: All Of Them

by | 11th, August 2011

THEY are all wrong about climate change. “All” being those who tell us that we’ve got to crush capitalism, localise, banish greed from the human heart……no, sorry, I’ve not the heart  to carry on with the tripe we get from Greenpeace and the like. But they are all wrong in what they tell us we must do about climate change. And the people who tell us so are the IPCC themselves.

Let us accept for a moment that the International Panel on Climate Change is correct: that we’ve a problem and one that we ought to do something about. That is, after all, what all the environazis are telling us we must indeed believe. So let us do so. Specifically, let us believe what the IPCC is telling us about what we need to do about this problem. Which they tell us in this newly released paper .

Yes, that’s economics, not climate science: but then economics is about people, the incentives they face and their actions dependent upon the incentives they face. If we want to change the world, do something about a problem, we thus need to use economics to change the incentives that people face and thus their behaviour.

So, what is it that the IPCC says we need to do? Well, actually, they say that in the 21

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