Skidelsky on Climate Change

The danger is that we become so infected with the apocalyptic virus that we end up creating a real catastrophe – the meltdown of our economies and lifestyles – in order to avoid an imaginary one.


2 thoughts on “Skidelsky on Climate Change”

  1. I’m surprised you think capitalist economies are so fragile. I’ve never understood how people think a $10/bbl oil carbon tax would destroy our economies, when a $90/bbl price rise hasn’t.

    Tim adds: I don’t think that $10 per b would destroy anything at all. We’d take it entirely in our stride. But while that is indeed the sort of thing that Nordhaus et al propose, it isn’t what gets proposed upon the wilder shores of the debate.

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