Climate Change and Externalities: We’re so Effed!
What if they’re right? What if the Prius drivers—the very same people who hug trees, hate money, despise G-d, loath progress, bash the good old U.S. of A., avoid taxes, eat granola, detest freedom, and drink white wine—are right? What if we’ve created a giant oven and are baking ourselves to a crisp? Does anyone want to wait around for the finished product? To learn in 30 or 40 years that increasing temperatures and rising sea levels weren’t just another climate cycle?
I wrote these words 10 years ago. I share them now in the midst of record-breaking Southwestern heat. And because, despite all of the piety about not leaving debt for the