Friday, February 08, 2008

Who knew?

Pollution happens. But there are trade-offs. And the record of cleaning up in market vs. centrally planned economies is clear. Nevertheless, many in today's market economies maintain a breathtakingly optimistic (ignorant) view of what central planning can accomplish.

FuturePundit cites recent research that biomass energy will increase CO2 in the atmosphere. The two major parties' political platforms will appear later this year. What will they say about all this? That politics is most likely to accelerate climate change? I don't think so.

Yesterday's NY Times included "In Many Communities, It's Not Easy Going Green". Who knew?