Friday, October 26, 2007

Climateer "Quote of the Day"

At Climate Progress Joe Romm asked:
Climate Change Economics — Comments Sought

I am writing a reply to this hit-piece in Slate, “Save the Earth in Six Hard Questions: What Al Gore doesn’t understand about climate change.” [link fixed]

You can probably imagine what I’m going to say, but I’d love any thoughts or ideas for links you have (hopefully today).

One of the responses:

Phil Says:
October 24th, 2007 at 4:25 pm

That whole article is based on a demonstrably false premise.

That economics has some sort of validity in the real world.

It hasn’t.

It’s more akin to a religious cult than a science.

The basic assumptions of so-called economists (who, ironically, know little of economy and instead promulgate a creed of consumption and waste with no regard to physical limits) have been refuted many times over....

Professor Whitehead, any thoughts?
(There might be a beer in it for ya)