Ordinary people are paying a ruinous price for the attempts politicians make to control greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change policies dramatically raise electricity bills, make it much more expensive to drive to work or fly on holiday, put manufacturing workers out of a job, and sometimes even make your food more expensive.
Climate change is big business. Much of the money so-called green policies cost us goes straight into the pockets of a bewildering range of special interests. Around the world companies are making billions out of the schemes governments have put in place saying they will curb global warming and protect us from the threat of climate change. There is little evidence that those policies are an efficient way to cut emissions. They simply do not represent good value, and the public are right to be sceptical.
In Let Them Eat Carbon Matthew Sinclair looks at the myths perpetuated by the burgeoning climate change industry, examines the individual policies and the potentially disastrous targets being put into place by ambitious politicians, and proposes a more realistic alternative.
Matthew Sinclair is director of the Taxpayers' Alliance. He is the editor of How to Cut Public Spending (and Still Win an Election).
- 320 pages
- Dialogue (3/20/12)
- 5.1 x 1 x 7.9 inches