President Biden issued an executive order to promote costly offshore-wind development in the Gulf of Mexico and along the southeast coast.
Those pushing for more actions — and more money — to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions sound a lot like Dr. Smith in the 1960s television series “Lost in Space”: “We’re doomed, doomed I say!”
Last week, President Joe Biden claimed that climate change “is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger.” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated we have just eight years to save the planet or the world will commit “collective suicide.”
The world is suffering from a “climate emergency” and “climate catastrophe.” Every heat wave, storm, flood, drought and blizzard no longer is weather but instead irrefutable evidence of our looming demise.
Jonathan A. Lesser, PhD, is the president of Continental Economics, an economic consulting firm, and an adjunct fellow with the Manhattan Institute.
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