China, India, Climate

Ryan Avent responds to Megan:

The potential impact of climate change on China and India is significant, and Chinese and Indian leaders, not being idiots, no doubt recognize this. Flooding and droughts, increased damage from tropical cyclones, reduced agricultural yields in nations with over a billion people each these are huge concerns. And not just humanitarian or political concerns; there are serious security issues at stake in this region. But what’s really ridiculous is this choice Megan offers continued, unabated growth in emissions or subsistence farming forever. I mean, I suppose that if this were the way one looked at Waxman-Markey, one would be pretty skeptical of the bill. But why would one look at Waxman-Markey this way?