Sweden proves that countries can be wealthy and clean too
Sweden began to separate carbon emissions from growth in the 1970s, with dramatic results
Given a choice, would you prefer to live in a wealthy, high-emissions country, or in one with low emissions because it is poor? This is the false binary activists are often confronted with when serious climate action is being contemplated.
You will hear much about the “carnage and human misery” that would inevitably ensue were green policies to ever be implemented in Ireland. This reflects a narrative that runs something like this: “Yes, while of...
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