Monday, January 14, 2008

A Starting Point for Productive Climate Discourse

Check out this list of basic agreements about Climate change:

"The views expressed here on human-caused climate change run the gamut. It’s a hoax. It’s a catastrophe. It’s a crisis. It’s a manageable trend. It can be fixed with a rising tax on carbon. It can be fixed by making people rich. It can be controlled by dumping something in the air or oceans.
To try to rein in and focus the discussion just a bit, I’ve decided to put up this post as a work in progress, aimed at establishing a list of basic facets of the climate and energy challenge that are not in reasonable dispute (with more to come). As I’ve written for years (as in a feature for AARP’s magazine last summer), the yelling has distracted too many people for too long from the core ideas that are powerfully established."

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