Many say economics must focus on preserving resources for distant future generations. They say climate change is why. That's may seem convincing in the abstract, but we soon learn how hard it is to predict future needs, and to ignore present ones.
Singer's Hot Talk, Cold Science is largely a skeptical scientific inquiry about popular global-warming theses. But there is one area of this that he understands is not scientific: the policy question of what, if anything, to do about climate problems.
The so-called CLEAN Future Act is as poorly designed as its acronym. Like the Green New Deal, it consists of radical new spending proposals that the bill’s supporters would have liked for other reasons, and which aren’t even compatible.