Bjorn Lomborg has a sensible piece in the Charlotte Observer today about climate change. He thinks we’re causing it. I agree with more Richard Lindzen, however, that we may be mildly exacerbating a natural cycle of climate variability. In any case, Lomborg’s point is this: don’t do anything stupid like make us poor in an attempt to stop it. And that’s great advice. (I agree.) A sliver:
The Kyoto Protocol is not a sensible way to stop people from dying in future heat waves. At a much lower cost, urban designers and politicians could lower temperatures by planting trees and reducing the amount of asphalt in at-risk cities. Estimates show that this could reduce the peak temperatures in cities by more than 20 degrees.