Heritage Foundation Gets It Wrong on Costs and Benefits of Climate Action

Read the full post from the World Resources Institute.

The Heritage Foundation has gained prominence as a go-to source of information for the Trump Administration. But when it comes to estimating the costs and benefits of certain climate actions, Heritage presents a highly misleading picture. Both President Trump and members of Congress have referenced a Heritage study that claims the costs of complying with the Paris climate agreement are too high and the benefits are too low. A WRI review of the document finds that Heritage does not provide credible estimates of either costs or benefits of climate action.

In what follows, we break down some of the key problems with the Heritage Foundation paper.

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