Is climate policy like prohibition? (via In A Future Age)

by Handsome Matt

Great article, highly recommend reading it.

What are the necessary steps to implement strong environmental legislation, that doesn’t become Draconian?

I’ve highlighted zoning and building laws before, my dad (a source of insight) highlighted the fact that the Clean Air Act and other environmental laws only apply to goods and services manufactured in the US. If we were to demand that any item being imported into the US meet our environmental regulations, that would also be a huge boost.

Would/could prices go up? Yes. They go up every year anyways. We might as well get something worthwhile out of the inevitable rise in prices.

Is climate policy like prohibition? Walter Russel Mead, the Henry Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy for the Council on Foreign Relations, and a professor at Yale University, just wrote an unconventional and thought provoking analysis on the state of climate policy. Mead, a Democrat who voted for President Obama in 2008, says, “the Big Green Lie is falling apart:” “And it’s not about Climategate and Glaciergate.  It’s not about the science.  It’s not even about public … Read More

via In A Future Age