Why does Atlantic columnist Megan McArdle believe in global warming alarmism?
… I’ve basically outsourced my opinion on the science to people like Jonathan Adler, Ron Bailey, and Pat Michaels of Cato–all of whom concede that anthropogenic global warming is real, though they may contest the likely extent, or desired remedies.
If they say the planet is warming, then I trust that this is very likely to be true–not just because I like them, but because if you’ve convinced leading libertarians that humans are contributing to global warming, you’ve convinced me…
Adler is a law professor. Bailey is a writer. And Pat Michaels is no alarmist by any means.
Anyway, what libertarianism has to do with whether greenhouse gases are measurably changing the climate for the worse is anybody’s guess.