Saturday, April 25, 2009

Volokh Non-correction #3, I think

Eric Posner sneaks some environmental common-sense into the conservative Volokh blog, eviscerating some simplistic arguments by John Tierney here and here, where Tierney argued that getting richer is virtually a universal solution to every environmental problem. I don't have anything much to add - it's pretty obvious that richer societies can afford to legislate stronger environmental protections, and yet another reason why richer countries should act first on climate change.

Some anti-technology environmentalism in the 1970s was misguided, from my distant viewpoint. The anti-environmental critique has never noticed how environmental groups have gone a long way since then. And the anti-environmentalists have gone nowhere.

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