Sunday, February 04, 2007

Myths in the face of climate change

An editorial writer in Pakistan wrestles with the implications of the IPCC report on global warming:
Myth No. 4: Congestion can be solved by road building. This is another classic, often followed by the corollary that less congestion is good for the environment. But a 1994 SACTRA report on the generation of traffic suggests traffic increases beyond projections if new roads are built. Indeed, building roads to ease traffic congestion is much like the government printing more money in times of economic sluggishness: such a step will only create inflation and lead to more sluggishness.
The newspaper is called, simply, The News.

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