Does Combating Climate Change Justify Violating Rights?

The climate change question is really at least four questions. (There are other related questions as well.)

1.) Is climate change occurring or is it just normal fluctuations we haven’t yet recognized due to only possessing a couple centuries worth of data?

2.) If climate change is occurring, is mankind entirely or largely to blame?

3.) If climate change is occurring, can mankind actually have an impact on slowing or reversing the process at this point?

4.) Is infringing on self-ownership and property rights justified as a method of combating the (perceived) threat of climate change?

Regardless of the answers to questions 1-3, my answer to question 4 is an unequivocal NO!

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Parrish Miller has worked as a web designer, policy analyst, blogger, journalist, digital media manager, and social media marketing consultant. Having been largely cured of his political inclinations, he now finds philosophy more interesting than politics and is focused particularly on alternative ideas such as counter-economics, agorism, voluntaryism, and unschooling.