Mark Boslough has a climate wager nobody will take because it misses the point. I’ve got an idea for climate wagers which both sides can take and mutually negotiate. Negotiation of terms would be a big step towards both sides of climate debate working together.
COP21 in Paris is about the money. The whole gambit to shelve a climate deal was revealed. It’s simple: the US and developed countries don’t want to pay.
Twenty years of idealism has resulted in little action. It is time to take a small step and end calls for bold action.
Bold action on climate change has been repeatedly proposed for decades on the basis of worst-case scenarios that are unlikely to happen.
Had a measured approach to meet likely issues been taken from the get go, we might have eased into boldness.