The Carbon Crunch
How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong—And How to Fix It
Yale University Press, $35, 273 pp.
Dieter Helm is an Oxford economist who has made a specialty of energy policy. A strong advocate for reducing emissions, he has been a participant at nearly all the international attempts to fashion responses to climate change. His book is scathing on the lack of progress, but his ire is directed as much at green politicians and advocates as at the Know-Nothings and deniers.
To begin with, Helm believes that climate-change scientists...
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