Matthew E. Kahn
Capitalism's creative solutions for a changing climate
Originally appeared in Defining Ideas: A Hoover Institute Journal on February 9, 2011
In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court declared greenhouse gases to be pollutants subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. The Court’s decision in Massachusetts v.
MIT Professor Michael Greenstone says that humans will adapt to climate change, with wealthier nations faring better than poorer nations.