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Senior Advisor

Climate change: it's about the money

Always has been.



After citing the oft-repeated but still very misleading claim that 97 percent of scientists agree that “humans are a major cause of climate change,” Klein demanded that the United States and other first-world nations should take part in a “Marshall Plan for the Earth.” (That was a reference to the original Marshall Plan after World War II, where the United States gave $12 billion to rebuild shattered European economies to prevent them from being overrun by the growing threat of communism). According to Klein, this new Marshall Plan “would be very costly – hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars.” Klein further displayed her lack of basic economic knowledge when she suggested a source for this staggering price tag: “Need more money? Print some!”


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