Richard Epstein (@RichardAEpstein) US has increased output while reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 2017. Nobody else has done that. The elephant in the room is China, whose emission total is twice ours; they're still committed to a coal economy.

Oct 17, 2018, 04:19 AM

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Richard A Epstein, Chicago Law, NYU Law, and Hoover Defining Ideas, elucidating the deeds of the ICPP, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It holds that to save our understanding of how to live in the temperate zones we must reduce carbon dioxide by half by 2030. This will reduce the US GDP by X [we don't know how much]. Those who advance global warming fears don't care to speak of GDP. Right, and also their plans will shift transportation and many other activities. The US has managed to increase output while reducing carbon dioxide emissions in 2017. Nobody else has done that. The real elephant in the room is China, whose emission total is twice ours, but they're still committed to a coal economy. They're trying to get everybody else to cooperate while knowing that China will not.

What do you want: people to shiver at night? Food supplies to be reduced? Diminution of drugs and pharmaceuticals? By all the standard measures that we have — agricultural productivity, industrial safety and the like — the world is a much safer place now than it was in 1993 and a much more productive place.

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