Friday, February 22, 2008

Names and actions

Andy Revkin usefully discusses a perennial topic: how labels on climate change can shape and frame thinking. One of the points he quotes Seth Godin:
Global is good. Warm is good. Even greenhouses are good places. How can “global warming” be bad? I’m not being facetious. If the problem were called “Atmosphere cancer” or “Pollution death” the entire conversation would be framed in a different way.
(Thanks to RB for this: I am almost outside of the world of thought and work at present.)

Tom Athanasiou asks Where do we go from here?, sketches what he thinks are moves towards a defensible climate realism, and recommends Climate Code Red from David Spratt and Phillip Sutton.

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