Sunday, February 11, 2007

Managing climate change

Joe Hueglin wrote:


Managing climate change

        Politics is driven by action and reaction to perception.  My form of conservatism is to seek after as much reality as possible.  Radical policy
        change is essentially anathema to me.  The result, taking positions open to criticism from proponents of both extremes for being wishy washy.
        Upon arriving at a position, wishy washy I'm not, on climate change I've no firm personal position as yet.  Reality is, however, that there is
        rising expectation of action being taken to deal with perceived crisis.

        Links are provided below that offer videos and articles dealing with what some offer as positive steps to be taken.

        Should you come across others you believe it would be well to pass on, send the links for inclusion in a later post of this nature.

The IPCC report should be understood as one more contribution to the warming debate, not some definitive last word that justifies radical policy change. It can be hard to keep one's head when everyone else is predicting the Apocalypse, but that's all the more reason to keep cool and focus on the actual science.

Whether it's health care, emergency preparedness or natural resources, devolution adds complexity, and therefore vulnerability, to the very systems and institutions we need to be making simpler and stronger to survive a low-energy, more chaotic and globally disconnected world.


Interview with George Monbiot Part 1
He discusses the science of climate change with The Real News senior editor, Paul Jay. What causes global warming? What is the tipping point? And why are countries failing to act with any sense of urgency on the issue?

Interview with George Monbiot Part 2
What was the importance of the Stern Report and were it’s recommendations strong enough?
How does politics compromise science in such matters?

Interview with George Monbiot Part 3
Does the media perpetuate a lack of urgency on global warming,
and does corporate ownership of the media affect how journalists report the issue?.

Interview with George Monbiot Part 4
How can we achieve a 90% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions?
Monbiot shares his research on the world’s most innovative ideas for change.


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