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Climate of fear : why we shouldn't worry about global warming / Thomas Gale Moore
Bib ID 359024
Format BookBook
Author
Moore, Thomas Gale
 
Printer (2000 printing)
Description Washington, D.C. : Cato Institute, c1998 
175 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1882577647
1882577655 (paperback)
Summary

Conventional wisdom says that global warming is a serious problem. And many people believe the answer to that problem is stringent government regulation - regulation that would lower productivity and standards of living around the world. In Climate of Fear: Why We Shouldn't Worry about Global Warming, Thomas Gale Moore argues that in this case, as in so many others, conventional wisdom is wrong. If global warming were to occur, it would not be the disaster that many doomsayers have predicted. Instead, most people would actually benefit from the slightly higher temperatures it would produce.

He demonstrates that increased carbon dioxide emissions, coupled with warmer autumns and winters, would boost agricultural production, reduce heating costs, improve transportation, and cut fatalities. And he asks, why should we complain about a four-or five-degree increase in temperature when most people prefer to live in warmer climates, and millions have moved and changed jobs in order to do so?

Full contents
  • 1. The Science Behind Predictions of Climate Change
  • 2. Historical Evidence on Climate and Human Well-Being
  • 3. The Health Effects of Global Warming
  • 4. Weather Benefits and Other Environmental Amenities
  • 5. The Economic Costs (Benefits?) of a Warmer World
  • 6. Slowing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Politics and Costs.
 
Notes

"Second printing"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167) and index.

Subjects Global warming.  |  Global warming -- Economic aspects.

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