I know, I know, this is a false choice that skeptics use to stall action on climate change. Or is it?

Check out this article from Reason. It makes some interesting points. Here’s a quick summary:

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  1. Developing countries do not have the funds to tackle climate change, period.
  2. This then requires a massive investment on the part of rich countries.
  3. It also requires massive emissions reductions in rich countries, which will be costly in the short to medium run.
  4. Poor people, by and large, are much more concerned with getting electricity and food than with global warming — the action must come from the developed world, and probably all of the money too.

None of this is big news to many, but it’s good to remind ourselves.

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