The recent typhoon that hit the Philippines- Typhoon Haiyan- has caused an uproar from the global warming alarmists. One such alarmist, Susan Brooks Thistlewaite, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on Tuesday in which she identified global warming skeptics as “morally evil”.
In this podcast, The Heartland Institute’s Senior Environmental Expert, James Taylor, responds to Thistlewaite’s accusations and discusses his expert perspective on Typhoon Haiyan and its relation to climate change.
Typhoon Haiyan was a real catastrophe and devastated the Philippines, but Taylor says that the severity of the storm was hyped and wildly over estimated. Taylor explains that to say the typhoon was caused by global warming goes against the facts.
Instead of using global warming as an excuse to add more government regulation, Taylor suggests that we allow policies that spur economic growth, which will increase human welfare and allow for the technology that will improve environmental impacts, like pollution.
Listen to the podcast in the player above.