Ordinary people are paying a ruinous price for the attempts politicians make to control greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change policies dramatically raise electricity bills; make it much more expensive to drive to work or fly on holiday; put manufacturing workers out of a job and sometimes even make your food more expensive. Climate change is big business. Much of the money so-called green policies cost us goes straight into the pockets of a bewildering range of special interests. Around the world companies are making billions out of the schemes governments have put in place saying they will curb global warming and protect us from the threat of climate change. There is little evidence that those policies are an efficient way to cut emissions. They simply do not represent good value, and the public are right to be sceptical. In Let Them Eat Carbon Matthew Sinclair looks at the myths perpetuated by the burgeoning climate change industry, examines the individual policies and the potentially disastrous targets being put into place by ambitious politicians, and proposes a more realistic alternative.
Matthew Sinclair is the Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) in London. He has produced a range of pioneering and influential economic policy research on everything from fiscal issues to healthcare and climate change. That work has had a major impact in Britain and around the world with prominent coverage in newspapers from the The Sun and the Daily Mail to the Wall Street Journal, the Australian and the Daily Telegraph. It has been cited in debates in the House of Commons and committees in the United States Senate.
He has also represented the TPA frequently on radio, television - with appearances on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, Bloomberg, Fox News, CNBC, the Daily Politics and Newsnight - and in person at a range of events both in the UK and abroad - in Rome, Washington DC, Brussels, Strasbourg and New York.