New paper on geoengineering, shows it is an imperfect solution.
But of course, all the other proposed solutions are also imperfect, and likely much, much more costly, and much, much less likely to be implemented.
Read the full article: http://ow.ly/iw1430j7akZ
Humans are partial to bad news. Media outlets reflect and shape this preference, feeding us woe and panic. Long, slow, positive trends don’t make it to the front page or to water-cooler conversations. So we develop peculiar misperceptions, especially the idea that a preponderance of things are going wrong.
When I published The Skeptical Environmentalist in 2001, I pointed out that the world was getting better in many respects. Back then, this was viewed as heresy, as it punctured several common and cherished misperceptions, such as the idea that natural resources were running out, that an ever-growing population was leaving less to eat, and that air and water were becoming ever-more polluted.
Read more in my latest for Project Syndicate:
Not fixing climate smartly can cost us $29.9 trillion in total. Going for the 2°C (a Stern approach) could be twice as costly ($67.3tr) as doing nothing (reduces climate costs $46tr, but incurs $155tr in policy costs).
Read more: http://ow.ly/mEjC30j7a64
Why we need to stop aiming for the 2°C target, which is both impossible and a hindrance to better policies: http://ow.ly/H5kF30j79X9
The University of Pennsylvania every year asks nearly 4,000 journalists, policy-makers, donors and scholars to rank the world's best think tanks.
This year, Copenhagen Consensus was once again acknowledged for having launched one of the top-20 advocacy campaigns anywhere in the world, for the fifth year running. It was also named in the same rankings as one of the 70 think-tanks in the world with the most outstanding policy-oriented research programs, alongside NGOs that have more than 100-times larger budgets.
Learn more about the award in my latest newsletter: http://ow.ly/vg5L30jvvM0