04 Sep '12, 12pm

Why we need to stop talking about climate change

Why we need to stop talking about climate change

In April, the Heartland Institute posted a billboard in Chicago comparing those who believe in climate change to convicted Unabomber terrorist, Ted Kaczyinski. This month, climate proponents posted billboards mocking the Heartland Institute and attacking its corporate funders. This is what passes for public debate over climate change today; two sides sniping at each other in a contest of "mutually assured rhetorical destruction." In the hopes of creating a social consensus on climate change, extensive money and resources are being spent to convey the message that the science is settled. And yet, the message is not taking. In fact, the words "climate change" themselves are increasingly and semantically clouding the national debate on the country's energy and environmental policies and standing in the way of adopting a variety of technological and policy solutions. In a batt...

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