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The unseen costs of ‘climate crisis’ alarmism are paid for by the global poor

The unseen costs of ‘climate crisis’ alarmism are paid for by the global poor

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We should celebrate young people’s desire to do good and to change the world. We should also be aware of the disastrous impacts of “just doing something” when no one can foresee how the doing — or our own undoing — may unfold. Young people are often heralded for their good intentions and their love of social causes. What we’re less experienced with, like all humans, is multiple-stage planning — the kind of forethought it takes to anticipate not just what to do, but the unintended consequences of doing it. The issues we’re most passionate about — or afraid of — are the hardest to see clearly. For example, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was dismissive of those who point out “the costs” of combating climate change. Her certainty that anticipated problems years down the road necessitate immediate sacrifice ignores the principle of unseen consequences. It feels good to advocate for immediate, sweeping change, but the costs — the trade-offs — of implementing long-term climate plans…
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