Climate change is important—but it shouldn’t distract us from other crucial problems
What is the point of climate change policy? To make the world a better place for all of us, and for future generations.
In my new book, False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet, I analyze a lot of ways to make smart climate policy—and many that unfortunately waste resources. But we also need to ask ourselves the broader question: If the goal is to make the world a better place, is climate change policy the most important thing to focus on?