The trillion dollar band-aid
Björn Lomborg guardian.co.uk, Monday 15 September 2008
Solving climate change will be the most expensive public policy decision ever. Half-baked thinking won't fix it now.
One commonly repeated argument for doing something about climate change sounds compelling, but turns out to be almost fraudulent. It is based on comparing the cost of action with the cost of inaction, and almost every major politician in the world uses it. (...)