“Slow walk” on Climate Action far more expensive than all-out effort to address it properly

Just one more of those things that infuriates me about we as a people of the earth: “Slow-walking action on climate, another paper found, will cost the world $26 trillion by just 2030.” Wallace-Wells, David. The Uninhabitable Earth (p. 33). Crown/Archetype. Kindle Edition. And we have people saying “It costs too much! That’ll wreck the economy! ” Bigtime, deadly B.S.

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The danger of placing too much hope in “Geo-engineering”

Wallace-Wells follows that notion I just “cautioned” about, with another not so helpful notion: “We found a way to engineer devastation, and we can find a way to engineer our way out of it—or, rather, engineer our way toward a degraded muddle, but one that nevertheless extends forward the promise of new generations finding their own way forward, perhaps toward Continue Reading

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The “Baked in” consequences

Here’s a notion that Wallace-Wells forwards in his book and to people who ask him about “hope” in the face of his “bleak picture”, which I think paints a false picture: “No matter how out-of-control the climate system seems—with its roiling typhoons, unprecedented famines and heat waves, refugee crises and climate conflicts—we are all its authors. And still writing.” Wallace-Wells, Continue Reading

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