Nature's Remedy

The scientific debate over global warming may largely be over, but the ethical debate rages on. Some NGOs and their political sympathizers insist that climate change is the fault of the affluent who must atone for the sin of industrialization. No unnecessary travel, thermostats turned down, no luxury homes or supersized SUVs. This call for penance is combined with fantasies of sudden, miraculous technological change. Many too easily accept the argument that only by limiting economic growth can we achieve real solutions. This thinking is deeply misguided. First, the technological quick fix simply isn't coming, and second, it defies human nature,...

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