Thursday, April 8, 2010

Climate in the balance (updated)

The ABC once again has succumbed to the 'balance' argument on Unleashed. It could be worse. Alan Moran from the right wing IPA is not very good at framing an argument. He seems to think that Sarkozy no longer being prepared to go it alone with a carbon tax, demonstrates that it isn't necessary for the world to reduce CO2 emissions. He suggests that the adverse consequences of climate change are not that great, and we need to build more coal-fired power stations to maintain our 'comparative advantage'.

Hopefully not too many people agree.

Update: 6:47 pm 8 April 2010

A more worthwhile consideration of economic issues is provided in this article by Paul Krugman, in the New York Times.

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