Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The debt to nature

In the 2005 openDemocracy debate on the politics of climate change, we were glad to include Why wait and see won't do by John Sterman et al., which explained the stock and flow problem in climate change with a bathtub analogy.

Andy Revkin mentions another simple analogy that also seems helpful: slowing emissions of carbon dioxide is somewhat like slowing credit-card spending and expecting your debt to shrink.

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