Economist William Nordhaus Smacks Down The Wall Street Journal Deniers

In the New York Review of Books, economist William Nordhaus forcefully responds to 16 scientists and engineers who published an attack on climate science recently in the Wall Street Journal — and claimed that his research backed their support for inaction. “At a time when we need to clarify public confusions about the science and economics of climate change, they have muddied the waters,” he writes. “Policies implemented today serve as a hedge against unsuspected future dangers that suddenly emerge to threaten our economies or environment. So, if anything, the uncertainties would point to a more rather than less forceful policy — and one starting sooner rather than later — to slow climate change.”

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