Chasing Rainbows: How the Green Agenda Defeats Its Aims

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Stacey International, 2010 - Business & Economics - 116 pages
Chasing Rainbows looks at the commonly held beliefs about what we should do to avoid, curtail or adapt to global warming and compares them to what we should actually be doing. This is not an argument about the science: Worstall leaves that entirely to others to debate. Rather, he asks what guides and indications we can draw from the economics already embedded in such pronouncements as the IPCC reports and the Stern Review. The answers will shock some: globalisation is part of the cure for climate change. Recycling of some things certainly saves resources but of domestic waste actually squanders them. Creating 'green jobs' is not a benefit but a cost of our actions.

About the author (2010)

Tim Worstall is both a businessman working in the field of renewable energy and a freelance writer. He has been published in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, The Register and numerous online sites. He is a Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute.