Common Tragedies

Thoughts on Environmental Economics

Sentence of the day

Posted by Rich Sweeney on November 2, 2007

Taken from a presentation by FERC’s Richard O’Neil, this quote may provide the only real hope we have that politicians will some day efficiently regulate carbon emissions.

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

– Max Planck, “Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers”

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