Dan Hannan writes in The Washington Examiner that the pandemic proved that degrowth doesn’t help the planet.
- Data shows that lockdowns from the pandemic only marginally reduced CO2 emissions.
- In Kenya and Botswana the economic downturn from lockdowns led to increased poaching of animals such as giraffes and black rhinos.
- Effective climate policy needs a rational cost-benefit analysis. A de-growth agenda that hurts prosperity while only marginally reducing emissions must be rejected.
- In order to truly address climate change, we must embrace economic freedom and human flourishing.
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