Politics is not science. Decisions should be made with all interests represented for proper cost/benefit analysis.
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.
To stop an agreement in its tracks, one need only propose terms that are known to be unacceptable to other parties. Doing so from a moral highground will let you get nothing done and be applauded.
Naomi Klein is at it again. While I think that she does make some decent points at times, her points are too often those which sound great but do not withstand scrutiny once one examines the foundation for her arguments. Her latest comment that left me puzzled was provided in an article in Slate. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/11/30/paris_climate_summit_obama_xi_protests_kick_off_key_meeting.html… Continue reading On Civil Disobedience: How Naomi Klein Perverts It
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.