* Reducing carbon emissions by making people poorer will never happen. Just ask people in China - now the world's No. 1 carbon emitter - how interested they are in returning to the economic conditions they suffered a few decades ago when their carbon emissions were lower.
* Burning fossil fuels is a lousy idea for reasons that have nothing to do with global warming. These hydrocarbons offer important applications as fertilizers and chemical feedstocks, making it foolish to burn them for fuel.
* New technologies are generally cleaner, safer and more efficient than old ones.
Read the whole thing. Ultimately, new technology holds the greatest promise for a cleaner world.
Hattip: Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy.