ABC’s resident iconoclast John Stossel says that, even if global warming is the problem many say it is, we don’t need the government to solve the it:
“There are good reasons to begin with a presumption against government action. As coercive monopolies that spend other people’s money taken by force, governments are uniquely unqualified to solve problems. They are riddled by ignorance, perverse incentives, incompetence and self-serving. The synthetic-fuels program during the Carter years consumed billions of dollars and was finally disbanded as a failure. The push for ethanol today is more driven by special interests than good sense — it’s boosting food prices while producing a fuel of dubious environmental quality….
“I agree with [University of London professor of biogeography Phillip] Stott, who says, “The right approach to climate change is adaptation — and the way to do that is to have strong economies.'”