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Nathan Myhrvold. (Photo by Red Maxwell.) Yesterday, I wrote about a new peer-reviewed paper from inventor Nathan Myhrvold and climate scientist Ken Caldeira. It found that, if there is to be any hope of staying in the zone of climate safety (or at least semi-safety), the transition to carbon-free energy must begin immediately and cannot include any merely “low carbon” sources like natural gas. I sent Myhrvold a few follow-up questions. Here are his responses, lightly edited. Q. Back when you were quoted in SuperFreakonomics , you seemed skeptical, if not contemptuous, toward the “immediate and precipitous anti-carbon initiatives” pushed by climate activists. But your paper seems to suggest that only such initiatives have any hope at all of keeping us in the zone of climate safety. Have you changed your mind about the need for immediate action? And/or the wisdom of activist...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-change/myhrvold-50-simple-things...

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I’ll talk more about this when I’m back~ But for now you can feast your eyes on these behind scenes picture! XO~

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