William D. Nordhaus, professor i ekonomi vid Yale University, har gått igenom de argument som 16 "klimatskeptiska" forskare nyligen framförde i The Wall Street Journal. Det resulterade i en lång, men mycket läsvärd text i The New York Review of Books.
The group of sixteen scientists argues that we should avoid alarm about climate change. I am equally concerned by those who allege that we will incur economic catastrophes if we take steps to slow climate change. The claim that cap-and-trade legislation or carbon taxes would be ruinous or disastrous to our societies does not stand up to serious economic analysis. We need to approach the issues with a cool head and a warm heart. And with respect for sound logic and good science.