In Paul Krugman’s latest column, he calls the 212 representatives who voted against the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill irresponsible and immoral. While these terms are purely subjective, one could make the argument that voting for a bill that causes more harm than good, increasing energy costs for all families, creating a lower standard of living, and causing the loss of more jobs is a greater injustice.
Krugman even goes so far as to predict doom for civilization, if we continue to live the way we do today. This is reminiscent of the population bomb hysteria of the 1960s and 1970s when we feared our population reaching 300 million. Well guess what our total population is today? It is over 304 million and life is still pretty good. I have a feeling that the Earth and civilization would be around for another day without the Waxman-Markey bill.