Jo Nova: "Wealthy countries are solving all of these problems faster than poor countries are. The best way to save wilderness is to increase the GDP of those in poverty. Free trade, fair agricultural markets. Less red tape. Less corruption.
We’ve tied up lots of land, so the last thing we want is to use wilderness for useless solar and wind farms, or palm oil plantations. Why keep coal and uranium underground when we can save forest instead?
Again, in nations where there are healthy economies, fish stocks are being protected and are recovering. Whales too. Even great white sharks."
Morano: "All goes hand in hand with what President Obama did with the UN Paris agreement, which is about wealth redistribution a Global Climate Fund, where the United States wants to contribute 100 billion dollars, and we're going to be distributing money to the poor countries to compensate for the fact that we have emissions and we cause global warming, which is making them poor, none of which is, you know, and any way scientific and even logical in any way you could follow."
NYT on models based study: For this latest study, Dr. Burke, along with Noah Diffenbaugh, a climate scientist, looked at more than 20 climate models to estimate how much countries have warmed since 1960 specifically because of climate change. Then, they estimated what each country’s economic performance could have been without such a temperature rise.
Most of the world’s poor countries are poorer today than they would have been had those emissions not altered the climate, while many rich countries, especially in the northern belt of the Northern Hemisphere, are richer than they would have been, the study found.
Between 1961 and 2000, climate change dampened per capita incomes in the world’s poorest countries by between 17 percent and 30 percent. Among the countries hardest hit were also some of the largest. India, the world’s second most populous country, would have been 30 percent richer without climate change, the study concluded. For Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, that figure was 29 percent.