19 May '11, 12am

Breaking: Socolow reaffirms 2004 'wedges' paper, urges aggressive low-carbon deployment ASAP

Breaking: Socolow reaffirms 2004 'wedges' paper, urges aggressive low-carbon deployment ASAP

“It was a mistake, he now says.” Steve Pacala’s and my wedges paper was not a mistake. It made a useful contribution to the conversation of the day. Recall that we wrote it at a time when the dominant message from the Bush Administration was that there were no available tools to deal adequately with climate change. I have repeated maybe a thousand times what I heard Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy, say to a large audience in Alexandria. Virginia, early in 2004. Paraphrasing, “it will take a discovery akin to the discovery of electricity” to deal with climate change. Our paper said we had the tools to get started, indeed the tools to “solve the climate problem for the next 50 years,” which our paper defined as achieving emissions 50 years from now no greater than today. I felt then and feel now that this is the right target for a world effort. I don’t disown any aspect...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/18/socolow-wedges-depl...

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