26 Jul '11, 5pm

Maybe it’s time to stop talking about climate | new blogpost

Maybe it’s time to stop talking about climate | new blogpost

Maybe it’s time to stop talking about climate change. And to stop pushing for comprehensive “climate policy.” That’s what New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, did last week when he gave $50 million to the Sierra Club to fight coal plants. Coal plants should be shuttered, he said, because they endanger public health, pollute the air, deposit mercury in lakes and contribute to asthma. “This is not about the future,” he said, “This is about today.” [See my blogpost, Mike Bloomberg takes on coal .] Now here comes a group of international scholars and analysts, known as the Hartwell Group, with a new report called Climate Pragmatism , [PDF, download] which argues that the best way to enact policies around climate change is to talk less about climate and more about curbing air pollution and promoting clean energy innovation. Telling people to study climate science and make sacri...

Full article: http://www.marcgunther.com/2011/07/26/maybe-its-time-to-s...

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