Economic Affairs: 'Climatonomics' and its limits

Economic solutions must contend with political reality

They shall inherit the earth, literally.

And so it was stirring to witness millions of young demonstrators from some 150 countries taking to the streets last week to demand tougher action on protecting the environment, ahead of the United Nations summit on climate change which got under way on Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2019, with the headline ''Climatonomics' and its limits'. Print Edition | Subscribe