When Emissions Disappear, So Do Jobs

Another excellent post by Donna Laframboise.

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Jobs are good. A decent standard of living is good. Both generate emissions. Let’s get over it.

I’ve written a new column for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Titled When Emissions Disappear, So Do Jobs, it has been published:

We may, some day, inhabit a world in which higher carbon dioxide emissions are not indicators of human well-being. But that is not the world we live in now.

This is the hard part about being a grownup. We have to put aside fairy tales and confront reality. Policies that ignore reality are wasteful – and are therefore the exact opposite of sustainable.

world_co2_emissions click to enlarge

During my research for this column, I generated the above graph in Excel. (The numbers were cut-and-pasted from the

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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