The conventional wisdom on carbon emissions is that we must emit ever more carbon dioxide, if we are to continue to be prosperous. This is a blatant falsehood rooted in 18th-century thinking about the nature of energy. The conventional wisdom on action to reduce carbon emissions is that it must be expensive, harmful to the economy, and result in less productive power generation. This is a blatant falsehood based on the outmoded idea that combustion is the most favorable way to harvest energy.
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