In October came news that climate change could reduce average global incomes by 23 percent, compared to a world without climate change, and widen the gap between rich and poor countries. Those were the findings of a report, published in the journal Nature, by Marshall Burke of Stanford and Solomon M. Hsiang and Edward Miguel of Berkeley.
The Republican leadership in Congress and most GOP presidential candidates are dead-set against EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the nation’s program to counter climate change.
Imagine EPA’s Clean Power Plan as a punching bag hanging from the ceiling at the local gym. On October 30 it absorbed blows from a Wall Street Journal editorial, which charged that the agency is playing games with the timetable. The opening paragraph uses phrases such as “President Obama’s palace revolution on climate” and his “takeover of the carbon economy.”