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Highlighted Article: Year in Review 2019: Climate Policy

Posted On:
Jan 9, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Category
Climate Change

 

From: Competitive Enterprise Institute

By: Marlo Lewis, Jr.

Date: December 27, 2019

 

Year in Review 2019: Climate Policy

 

"The Trump administration this year continued to dismantle key components of President Obama’s climate policy “legacy.” Supporting and guiding those efforts is a top priority of CEI’s energy and environment team. We oppose coercive schemes to rig the marketplace against fossil fuels for many reasons, which may be summarized as follows:
 

  • The climate catastrophe narrative is concocted out of unreliable climate models, inflated emission scenarios, political hype, and unjustified pessimism about human adaptive capabilities.
  • Abundant, affordable, reliable energy is a blessing, underpinning all the unprecedented improvements of the past 70 years in global life expectancy, health, per capita income, food security, and access to information.  
  • The very real costs of climate “solutions” hugely exceed their 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." ...

 

Year in Review 2019: Climate Policy