carbon conceit

“Few challenges facing America — and the world — are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear.”  President Obama

“This is the justification for the imposition of a carbon cap-and-trade system that will cost $2 trillion.  But Obama does not understand science.  “Settled science” is an oxymoron, and anyone who characterizes science as “settled” or “indisputable” is ignorant not only of science, but also history and philosophy……… President Obama, a lawyer and politician, would now have us believe that the process of history has stopped.  For the first time, scientific knowledge is not provisional and subject to revision, but final and settled……… Knowledge begins with skepticism and ends with conceit.”  Prof. David Deming

“The presumption of sufficient knowledge for central planning is not new.  It’s what Nobel laureate Friedrich Hayek termed the “fatal conceit.”  There is no historical evidence that any government has ever planned a major economic intervention that worked as planned, even with mid-course corrections.”  William O’Keefe

Discussion Draft Summary – THE AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT OF 2009

DISCUSSION DRAFT – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

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