Econlib QuickPicks- Can Economics Help Save the Earth?
Young climate change activist Greta Thunberg has taken the world by storm this month. When Greta asserts, "...you are never too small to make a difference," we couldn't agree more. Of her claim, "Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money," we're less sure.
Climate and the environment have long been topics of discussion at Econlib, and those contributing to our conversations are far from agreement. There are a few things we do feel sure about, however. We feel sure that markets can play a role in conserving and caring for our environment. And we're sure that anyone offering policy prescriptions- in this or any area- ought to be thinking about unintended consequences.
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