Colin Robinson - Climate Change Policy

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Colin Robinson discusses his latest book on climate change policy – Climate Change Policy: Challenging the Activists. He argues that there is currently a consensus amongst the political establishment – and amongst the intellectual communities that feed into it – that detailed and wide-ranging government intervention is necessary to combat the effects of climate change. In this recent book he challenges that consensus. The authors look in detail at a number of the underlying assumptions and proposals of the policy activists and find that there is enormous uncertainty relating both to the economics and to the science of climate change. As one author shows, the policy activists have form: alarmists have been wrong, time and time again, about ecological disasters. However, the authors of this monograph have more humility than their