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]