The latest IPCC report is the occasion for ever more wailing and gnashing of teeth in the media and on the left. If only they proposed a realistic solution.

Global warming is a real problem, but it is not a catastrophe that should cause authoritarian strictures on people to the point they can’t live full, productive and free lives, nor is it worth paying an infinite cost to remedy.

The leftist program of raising energy prices to the point of great pain is unrealistic and inhuman. It will not happen, because people will not accept the effect on their lives.

If there is a solution, it will be technological, not an attempt to turn back energy usage per person to the year 1900. The real zeitgeist behind the leftist program of deprivation is that mankind should pay a painful penance for their sins against Mother Earth. This is ridiculous. It should be looked at as a simple engineering problem to solve at an acceptable and lowest cost possible.

When the left starts to look at solutions through the lens of real world cost-benefit analysis, I will take their doomsday predictions more seriously. I won’t be holding my breath.

See also:

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

Why China Is Growing More Belligerent – Barron’s

Lessons from Howard Marks’ New Book: “Mastering the Market Cycle – Getting the Odds on Your Side”

“What the pupil must learn, if he learns anything at all, is that the world will do most of the work for you, provided you cooperate with it by identifying how it really works and aligning with those realities. If we do not let the world teach us, it teaches us a lesson.”
— Joseph Tussman