Much of climate debate is exactly backwards. Advocates are spending far too much time arguing over how important that it is that others change their behavior, usually in ways that those doing the advocating would want regardless of climate change. In this way climate change becomes not a problem to be solved but a political weapon in service of other goals.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This from R. Pielke, Jr. captures it nicely in Climate Policy as Farce: