July 16, 2009

Beware wasting scarce resources on green placebos

Sir I refer to your “Winds of change” July 16. For every dollar spent fighting climate change with green placebos such as hybrid cars, photovoltaic solar panels and sometimes even wind-energy, we have one dollar less in resources to fight climate change for real. This fact, quite astonishingly, often seems to matter the least to those for whom fighting climate change seems to matter the most.