18 Sep '12, 8pm

Freaked-out climate scientists urge other freaked-out climate scientists to speak up, fight Man

Freaked-out climate scientists urge other freaked-out climate scientists to speak up, fight Man

You say climate chaos is HOW close?! In my previous post , I discussed some new modeling which shows that avoiding climate chaos — limiting average global temperature rise to 2 degrees, generally agreed to be the threshold of danger — is still possible, but just barely, and only with massive, immediate, coordinated global action. Can we make the radical changes necessary to meet that challenge? No, say climate scientists Kevin Anderson and Alice Bows in a recent commentary in Nature Climate Change , not “within orthodox political and economic constraints.” There is no political or economic constraint more orthodox than the primacy of economic growth. No solution to climate change that threatens economic growth can get any traction at all — even the most “alarmist” climate hawks fear to tread there. Which is too bad, Anderson and Bows say, because “climate change commitment...

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