29 Nov '12, 11pm

Despite clear greenhouse basics, enduring murk in climate forecasts prompts hyperbolic discounting of risk. #agw #cop18

Despite clear greenhouse basics, enduring murk in climate forecasts prompts hyperbolic discounting of risk. #agw #cop18

There are many reasons humanity is having a very hard time addressing the buildup of long-lived greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. (The stasis is on vivid display in Doha, Qatar, at the current round of climate treaty talks ; track #cop18 on Twitter for the latest.) One big reason is that while the basics of greenhouse theory have been clear for decades, the most consequential aspects of human-driven climate change remain the least certain. And humans, either as individuals or groups, have a hard time engaging effectively in such situations. (Review studies on “hyperbolic discounting” and uncertainty for starters.) I think it’s important to come to grips with this reality, and the reality that many of these core questions are unlikely to be clarified any time soon. (There’s a lot of news on sea-level rise this week , and this resulted from some fantastic scie...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/the-enduring...

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