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Letters About Climate Change Realism
I really enjoyed reading The Economist’s leader on global warming: “The world is missing its lofty climate targets. Time for some realism”.
Some of this week’s letters have some brilliant responses and general food for thought. Give it a read if you’re a subscriber to The Economist.
An excerpt of a letter that I particularly enjoyed reading:
You characterised the options for climate mitigation as being either new energy technologies (carbon capture, hydrogen, negative emissions and so on) or geoengineering (“Goodbye 1.5°C”, November 5th). This is wrong, damaging and costly. It is wrong because between voluntary behaviour change and new energy-infrastructure technologies lies a whole spectrum of options to live well using today’s technologies differently.