The Competitive Enterprise Institute has just published A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change authored by Marlo Lewis, Jr. The article is relatively short, just six pages with an additional four pages of references to the scientific literature.
The article begins: “Climate change is not a hoax, but as a political matter, it is a persistent pretext for expanding government control over the economy, redistributing wealth, and empowering unaccountable elites at the expense of voters and their elected representatives.”
The article concludes: “The perception of a ‘planetary emergency’ arises from the combination of overheated climate models, inflated emission scenarios, and relentless exaggeration by political interests claiming to speak for ‘the science.’ The very real costs of coercive de-carbonization outweigh the hypothetical benefits. The more “ambitious” the climate policy, the more likely it is to damage economic growth, consumer welfare, and our institutions of self-government.”
The article discusses:
Humans’ Role in Climate Change,
Improving State of the World,
Science—Models vs. Real World Data,
No Planetary Emergency,
National Climate Assessment’s Bogus Headline Grabber,
Perils of Climate Policy,
Official Climate Assessments Need a Reset.
We have more to fear from climate alarmism and its resulting policies than from climate change itself. Climate has been constantly changing for four billion years and nothing we do will change that.
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