Friday, June 15, 2018

the state of the climate debate

Judith Curry has for a long time made more sense to me than most others on this still contentious issue.
  • her slides for a debate she is having with Michael Mann, David Titley and Patrick Moore.
  • her blog about those slides
LHS: Climate can be controlled by controlling atmospheric CO2
RHS: Earth's climate is largely uncontrollable


Climate pragmatism has 3 pillars:
  • Accelerate energy innovation
  • Build resilience to extreme weather
  • No regrets pollution reduction
These policies provide near-term socioeconomic & environmental benefits and have justifications independent of climate mitigation & adaptation

These are no regrets policies that do not require agreement about climate science or the risks of uncontrolled greenhouse gases

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