'Simply put, every hour of work we do cooks the planet and its sensitive ecosystems a little bit more, and going home to relax and enjoy some leisure time is like taking this boiling pot of water off the burner.'
Democrats and environmental activists won’t answer three questions: One, who pays; two, how much; and three, for what result? And they don’t come close to being honest about how their plans would raise just about everyone’s power bills.'
'The article is typical in that it suggests that if Republicans would just get out of the way and allow yet another tax increase, the weather would become more to our liking. But it is dishonest to suggest that we are one tax increase away from arresting climate change, improving the weather or saving the planet. For the New York Times and the authors of the U.N. report to suggest otherwise is the reason why climate alarmists are losing credibility. And the more these alarmists are mocked and scorned for their radical views and condescending lectures, the louder and more threatening they become. The global warming crusaders who like to tout science would know that — scientifically — one tax increase can’t change the weather. So what does enacting a carbon tax actually accomplish? Nothing except lower growth, less prosperity and fewer jobs.'
'Some observers argue that the IPCC’s latest report shows that such a revolution in how we fuel the global economy would not actually cost that much. But it is not so clear. The group examined about 900 emissions mitigation scenarios and figured that the median estimated cost of meeting the 2-degree goal would total about 0.06 percentage points of global gross domestic product per year over the course of the century. That huge amount of money could represent the difference between abject poverty and decent conditions for people in developing countries, depending on who sacrifices to bring emissions down'