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Thread: Economic consequences of combatting climate change

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    Economic consequences of combatting climate change

    Assuming that climate change is indeed anthropomorphic and occurring, do you believe that we should take urgent action to curb green house gas emissions? These types of environmental policies would harm economic growth, so is it worth it during a period of economic struggle? Another thing that we have to consider is if such policies would even have an impact, or if we'd be sacrificing economic growth for nothing, increasing unemployment and poverty for no good reason. I say this because no matter what we do, emissions in countries like China and India will continue to increase. Also, do you think that we should invest significantly in green technologies, during a period when our national debt continues to expand at such an alarming pace? If you do not believe that the government should impose strict environmental regulations or invest in green technologies, what alternatives would you suggest to solve this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cas138 View Post
    These types of environmental policies would harm economic growth, so is it worth it during a period of economic struggle?
    How do you know it would harm economic growth?

    Do you have a link to info about that?

    I would like to read more about it.

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