Econ/placemaking blogger Ryan Avent (who, it turns out, also sings for Spoon) takes on everyone’s favorite Reasonable Conservative Jim Manzi on the subject of global warming, on BloggingHeads:

Want to know why we’re doomed? Look no further than the first comment:

I don’t think anybody is gonna do anything serious about gwarming anytime soon for the simple reason that they don’t have to. anybody can spout off as many numbers as they want to but when you walk outside everything is business as usual. even as a liberal, i’m not really convinced at all yet that it should be a priority over Iraq, heavy pollution, the economy, malaria, clean water, etc. really, it’s pretty boring. even al gore lives in a mansion and just bought a 100ft yacht.

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