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Radical Actions to Fight Climate Change Are Worthless (Guest: Benjamin Zycher)

September 9, 2020

The radical left is attacking Nobel Prize winning economist William Nordhaus because the climate policy/science model he developed shows radical actions to fight climate change won't prevent climate change but will harm the economy.

Nobel prize winning economist William Nordhaus has come under sustained attack from the environmental left because the integrated model he developed to consider the economic and environmental impacts of climate change and policies proposed to prevent it doesn't endorse radical restrictions on fossil fuels. Nordhaus' model indicates policies like the Green New Deal, endorsed by the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, will impose huge costs on the economy while preventing little if any future temperature increase.
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org