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Reader's View: Climate impact prediction laughable

An economist at the Center of the American Experiment rather precisely predicted that Gov. Tim Walz’s Climate Action Framework will only reduce global warming by 0.001 degrees Celsius by the year 2100.

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Economists, like myself, get laughed at a lot because we can’t seem to predict what the value of anything will be next week, let alone next year. Price of gasoline? Inflation rate? Interest rates? Stock market? (We don’t get no respect.)

And yet an economist at the Center of the American Experiment rather precisely predicted — in an Oct. 22 commentary in the News Tribune (“ Walz’s climate plan means massive energy costs for Minnesota ”) that Gov. Tim Walz’s Climate Action Framework will only reduce global warming by 0.001 degrees Celsius by the year 2100.

OK, you can stop laughing now.

John McDonald

Duluth

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