06 Oct '11, 12pm

My new piece, on the perpetual wonk hope that Talking Differently can crack the climate problem:

My new piece, on the perpetual wonk hope that Talking Differently can crack the climate problem:

Robert H. Socolow In 2004, Princeton scholars Steve Pacala and Rob Socolow published a paper [PDF] in the journal Science that has since become one of the most cited, celebrated, vilified, and contested papers in the history of climate wonkery. The famous "wedges " analysis purports to show how greenhouse-gas emissions can be reduced to safe levels via a mix -- a nuclear wedge, a wind wedge, an efficiency wedge, a couple deforestation wedges, etc. It didn't make a solution to climate change look easy , but it made one look possible. It offered a conceptual model for a solution. It's a great example of climate wonks doing what climate wonks do best. Socolow recently penned a follow-up essay about the wedges analysis. It's a great example of what climate wonks do worst. One part is a discussion of wedges as a means of understanding climate solutions. That is a somewhat techn...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-10-05-cant-take-politi...

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