California should discard unrealistic climate goals

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CEI’s Daren Bakst is cited in The Orange County Register on California’s unrealistic climate goals:

“California regularly doesn’t take into account technological feasibility or consumer preferences,” notes Daren Bakst, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment. “The regulations also will have no measurable impact on global temperatures.”

He pointed out developing nations need to increase CO2 emissions to prosper. When nations become wealthier, they will be in a better position to address environmental issues. Prosperity is key for those countries because  “poverty and homelessness make people more vulnerable to all hazards, including climate-related hazards.”

Read the full article on The Orange County Register.