Joe Biden’s Climate Denialism

President Biden delivers remarks in a virtual Climate Summit with world leaders in Washington, D.C., April 22, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
Why would we aspire to make life worse for billions of people?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n anticipation of Thursday’s virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, a two-day global gathering of more than 40 world leaders, President Joe Biden declared that the United States had a “moral imperative” to adopt an “ambitious” goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.

Such an effort, if we were serious about it, would entail massive destruction of wealth, a surrender of our international trade advantages, the creation of a hugely intrusive state-run bureaucracy at home, the inhibition of free markets that have helped make the world a cleaner place, and a

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