18 May '11, 7pm

Prof. Socolow’s bizarre climate comments:

Prof. Socolow’s bizarre climate comments:

The blogosphere is all abuzz about recent comments from Princeton professor Robert Socolow, who along with fellow scholar Stephen Pacala developed the famous "wedges " approach to tackling climate change. (A wedge of nuclear, a wedge of solar, a wedge of efficiency, etc., and slowly you get that emissions curve down. That's the basic idea anyway.) Socolow told National Geographic that he now regrets the wedges theory because "the world decided that dealing with global warming wasn't impossible, so it must be easy." No really. That's what he said: The problem is that the world now thinks dealing with climate change will be easy. And even more bizarrely, some folks -- see Roger Pielke Jr. and Andy Revkin -- seem to have greeted this surreal pronouncement with vigorous nods. To which my initial reaction is, whaaaaaaaaaaat the FECK are you talking about?! I am rarely struck sp...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-05-18-prof-socol...

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