Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Cold road

At least two issues arise in a fine piece by James Painter, Farewell to a melting glacier.

One, reflection and sadness: "It really hurts...We have had the privilege of seeing [the glacier's] beauty. The next generations will not."

Two, who if anyone will pay for adaptation (to the degree this is possible) by financing new dams (and, I guess, other measures including water conservation, though the article doesn't mention that).

There's an interesting but not-easy-for-the-unitiated exchange on mitigation 'versus' adaptation at Prometheus here.

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