Doha Climate Change

Ronald Bailey on How U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Threaten Economic Growth


Mirage or menace?

Over the weekend, the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change sputtered to its conclusion in Doha, Qatar. The delegates did agree to meet again next year to discuss the adoption of some kind of legally binding agreement to ration carbon by 2015. On the face of it, therefore, nothing much concrete was accomplished in Doha. But in this case, appearances are deceiving. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey warns that the process itself poses the danger that policymakers will, step-by-inadvertent-step, adopt policies deleterious to the future prosperity of humanity.