25 Apr '11, 9pm

Yes, Climate Skeptics Can Change Maybe a good post to show to your climate change denying friends & family.

Yes, Climate Skeptics Can Change Maybe a good post to show to your climate change denying friends & family.

I began reading the report with a skeptical eye, but by the time I concluded I could not find anything to justify my skepticism ... I came away from the report convinced that climate alteration poses a critical threat to our health and way of life, and that "policies that provide a real or implicit price of carbon" are in fact necessary, from an economic and a moral standpoint, to mitigate that threat. Such policies--most notably the much-maligned concept of cap-and-trade--should not be considered job-killers but life-savers. In the months following my acceptance of the conclusions in the IPCC report, I've had a change in my emotional climate. I go back and forth between disappointment and hope--sadness over seeing Republicans who once believed in the threat of climate change (such as Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty) suddenly tu...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/climate-skeptics-...

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