Jobs are good. A decent standard of living is good. Both generate emissions. Let’s get over it.
I’ve written a new column for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Titled When Emissions Disappear, So Do Jobs, it has been published:
- on Frontier’s website
- in the Financial Post – the business section of Canada’s National Post
- at NEWZ4U.net
- and linked to from Republic of Mining.com
We may, some day, inhabit a world in which higher carbon dioxide emissions are not indicators of human well-being. But that is not the world we live in now.
This is the hard part about being a grownup. We have to put aside fairy tales and confront reality. Policies that ignore reality are wasteful – and are therefore the exact opposite of sustainable.
During my research for this column, I generated the above graph in Excel. (The numbers were cut-and-pasted from the
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