Thursday, October 4, 2012

A conversation we need to have...

My friend and colleague, Professor Glen Macdonald, in an OpEd today in the Los Angeles Times about the tenuous basis of climate change denial.

He ends with "The question is no longer whether the climate will change because of increased greenhouse gases. Now we have to ask what we can do about it, and how much we can afford to spend. It's crucial for scientists like me to provide dispassionate estimates of what the climate is doing now and will do in the future. But in the end, we won't be the ones making the decisions about how best to deal with the warming and its consequences. This will require a broad public conversation and a well-informed public."

Good dinner party conversation, 'eh?

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