Among Cato’s findings is that the period of warming before and after greenhouse gas emissions began rising dramatically in the past century “are statistically indistinguishable in magnitude.” Since 1895, the “Impacts of observed climate change have little national significance.”

“The slow nature of climate progression results in de facto adaptation, as can be seen with sea level changes on the East Coast,” they wrote. In other words, whatever changes may occur happen so slowly that adapting to them is easy – and doesn’t cost a dime in carbon taxes or renewable energy subsidies.

Likewise, a large body of evidence demonstrates crop and livestock production will adapt to climate change. Moreover, the Cato study found increasing carbon dioxide, which the government is determined to reduce in the atmosphere, is likely increasing crop yields and will continue to do so.

But the president says the government must do something.

Try this experiment. Watch a thermometer until it goes up or down one-tenth degree. Feel the difference? No, you didn’t. That’s what’s to gain if the entire U.S. gives up all its CO2-emitting vehicles.