02 May '11, 6pm

Dr. Grist’s four-part prescription for managing climate change via @grist

Dr. Grist’s four-part prescription for managing climate change via @grist

Dr. Grist fills in the blanks. We are not going to solve climate change. That's not pessimism -- it's just not the kind of thing that can be "solved." It's already underway. There's enough carbon stocked in the atmosphere to keep the temperature going up for decades even if we cease polluting entirely, which isn't going to happen. Climate change won't be solved, it will be managed, by us, by our kids, by our grandkids. As presidential science advisor John Holdren is fond of saying, we'll end up with some mix of mitigation, adaptation, and suffering. What's left to us is the ratio. We are locked into fossil fuel infrastructure, brittle in the face of severe weather and unexpected disasters , unprepared for what's coming, and making very little progress. So I think common sense argues for action -- lots of it, and quickly. If we hope to manage both climate change and energy ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-policy/2011-05-02-dr-grists-...

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