Debunking the Myths of Global Climate Change

The New York Times’ Andrew Revkin is plugging a new climate change report, Debunking the Myths of Global Climate Change on his NYT blog. It’s interesting but so far as I can tell doesn’t address the views of those who question the whole concept of man-made climate change at all. Thoughts? Here’s Revkin’s post:

The Energy Collective is a valuable aggregator of views on one of the prime challenges of our time — how to provide the energy required to foster a smooth path beyond “peak us” while cutting the risks of economic turmoil, resource conflicts or disruptive climate change. In a fresh post, Darrene Hackler summarizes conclusions from a new report she wrote with Robert D. Atkinson (they both hail from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonprofit research group) that rebuts 10 prominent strategies for avoiding dangerous human-driven climate change.

Their report, “ Debunking the Myths of Global Climate Change,” will challenge a variety of camps in the climate debate, from those seeing regulatory and market forces as sufficient to drive the energy transformation to those seeking a “ steady-state economy.”

Here’s their list of targets:

1. Higher prices on greenhouse gases are enough to drive the transition to a clean economy.

2. The U.S. can make major contributions to solving climate change on its own.

3. Cap-and-trade is a sustainable global solution.

4. We don’t need innovation; we have all the technology we need.

5. “Insulation is enough” (e.g. energy efficiency will save us)…

[continues in the New York Times]

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  • emperorreagan

    It doesn't address the “man-made climate change is a myth” point of view because they take for granted that climate change is occurring. It's simply addressing whether the propositions being put forward by politicians are actually reasonable or effective.

  • Tuna Ghost

    “It’s interesting but so far as I can tell doesn’t address the views of those who question the whole concept of man-made climate change at all.”

    For which we should all be grateful. Simply having an opinion doesn’t mean it deserves to be noticed or taken seriously.

    Also, the article doesn’t address that because the topic of the article is climate change prevantatives and their effectiveness, not the nature of climate change.

  • Tuna Ghost

    “It’s interesting but so far as I can tell doesn’t address the views of those who question the whole concept of man-made climate change at all.”

    For which we should all be grateful. Simply having an opinion doesn't mean it deserves to be noticed or taken seriously.

    Also, the article doesn't address that because the topic of the article is climate change prevantatives and their effectiveness, not the nature of climate change.

  • Linkamathingy

    AGW is not happening, volcanoes put out more CO2 yearly than humans do. Medieval Warm Period was warmer than today. Temperatures lead CO2 with a hundreds of years lag because of the amount of time it takes oceans to change temps and change gas absorption capability

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