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We are throwing money at the wrong solutions to climate change

2019-12-01

During a recent visit with the Dallas Morning News' editorial board, Bjorn Lomborg urged policymakers to spend money on countering climate change more effectively. Rather than spending on feel-good green projects or urging people to make personal sacrifices such as giving up meat, leaders should approach climate solutions unemotionally and invest in the ideas that will do the most good for the most people.

He lists four initiatives that will be key to tackling climate change: (1) a well-designed and globally coordinated carbon tax, (2) a dramatic increase in investment in research and development into green energy, so these technologies can eventually outcompete fossil fuels and reduce emissions without stifling economic activity, (3) better adaptation and (4) the exploration of geo-engineering as an "insurance policy".