The way forward on climate change …
Instead of CO2 cuts, why not focus on adaptation? Why cut GDP growth over the century by 12-13% when the costs of adaptation will be much lower (“the majority of economic models show that unconstrained global warming would cost rich nations around 2% of GDP and poor countries around 5% by 2100.”). And Lomborg argues that putting serious technology efforts online as part of this adaptation effort can actually make it a winning proposition.
Meanwhile, “a high carbon tax will simply hurt growth if alternative technology is not ready, making us all worse off.”
In short, spend (on technology) to save, not cut (emissions).