NB, I am not Davy. A common claim made against libertarians is that they “deny” global warming because it would require state powers to deal with it. This is quite a telling assertion and reveals as much, if not more, about statists as it does about libertarians. What the statists are basically saying with this [...]
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Libertarians often encounter challenges from environmentalists, suggesting that without central government oversight the market has no mechanism to prevent environmental abuse in various forms. This lecture from Reason TV is a nice starting point to challenge some of these common attacks on the philosophy of freedom:
Holy shit Mike over at the Emptiness just nailed the reason the Global Warming theory is so damn popular, quote of the day easily: Governments love the issue because it provides a good excuse for more taxes, regulation and bureaucracy. Scientists love it because it provides grant money and subsidies, as well as fancy trips [...]
I can’t really comment on this except to say… WTF?
I find it hard to follow the global warming debate. Both sides seem to have a lot to say and working through all the evidence on both sides could take a lifetime. I tend towards the sceptical side, however, because it’s so politicised. In the past whenever I’ve seen politicians frothing at the mouth over an issue, [...]