Climate Alarmism Reconsidered

Posted: 27 Jan 2023

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Date Written: November 2004


The energy challenges of resource depletion, security of supply and pollution have been effectively addressed by market entrepreneurship, technology, and measured regulation. The remaining sustainability issue for carbon-based energy reliance is anthropogenic or man-made climate change. Climate Alarmism Reconsidered demonstrates how the balance of evidence supports a benign enhanced greenhouse effect, and how the case for mandatory greenhouse gas reductions depends on unrealistic assumptions.

Government intervention in the name of energy sustainability is the major threat to real energy sustainability and the provision of affordable, reliable energy to growing economies worldwide. Free-market structures and the wealth generated by markets help communities to best adapt to climate change.

This multi-disciplinary study concludes that climate alarmism and its corollary, policy activism, are unwarranted and counterproductive for the developed world and particularly for the world’s energy poor.

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Bradley, Robert L., Climate Alarmism Reconsidered (November 2004). Available at SSRN:

Robert L. Bradley (Contact Author)

Institute for Energy Research ( email )

6219 Olympia Drive
Houston, TX 77057
United States

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