Jim Warren: COVID-19 and climate change. How much will people take?

Perhaps there is something about the rarefied air of the Laurentians that convinces our policy making elite that their mantle of virtue and belief in our impending doom places them beyond the mortal bounds of common sense and the realities of social and economic life for most of us. Claims about following the science that are assumed to add a cachet of rationality and “truth” to their positions won’t be sufficient to avoid dissent and conflict.