Jeffrey Sachs's Sleight of Hand
By David Henderson
The wars over climate science aren’t really about whether humanity is dangerously changing the climate. It is.
So begins a short piece in today’s (Saturday/Sunday) Wall Street Journal titled “A Grand Bargain on Energy.” The rest of the piece is not as bad, given that he countenances the N-word, that is, nuclear energy.
But really, Jeff? There’s no debate over whether humanity is dangerously changing the climate? I almost titled this post, “Jeffrey Sachs’s Tin Ear,” which would have implied that he’s just not familiar with the debate. But it’s hard to believe that he’s not. I don’t know which is more disturbing: that he’s not aware of the serious debate among serious scientists or that he is aware and just wants his readers to think that he’s not.