Paul Gilding: “Don’t sweat the small stuff, Copenhagen is just a training exercise”

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  1. I agree with some of Gilding’s points but his conclusion that we should “just relax” and wait for the main game frustrates me greatly.

    I agree with his comments that:

    “It is now completely clear that all the actions currently on the table by policy makers are based on the wrong science and the wrong assumptions – the science of a decade ago when we thought a target of 450ppm and 2 degrees was radical and bold. When we thought dramatic global reductions in emissions by 2050 of around 60% was going to put us into safe territory and protect humanity from collapse. But that science has been superseded.

    The current debates are simply the world of policy and business slowly catching up to the science of yesterday. They’re acting in 2009 on what we knew in 1990.”

    But to conclude from this that “all climate action advocates [should] relax” and wait for the main game when disaster hits us is astounding. It is like waiting until we actually drive over the cliff before trying hard to apply the brakes.

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