Environmental good news

Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by tochatihu, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. tochatihu

    tochatihu Senior Member

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    A new paper in PNAS
    "Climate negotiations under scientific uncertainty"
    http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1208417109
    suggests a way that this thing might happen.

    Green jobs are good for the economy:
    Counting up to green: Assessing the green economy and its implications for growth and equity | Economic Policy Institute
    (see their highlights or read the whole replort)

    Renewable energy subsidies are becoming large:
    Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy Subsidies on the Rise | Worldwatch Institute
    still much smaller than fossil-fuel subsidies, but better than a few years ago.
     
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    Interesting abstract, comparing climate negotiations with the 'prisoner paradox' and how an empirically recognized, threat can defeat the paradox. This may explain a lot of other behavior not limited to just climate negotiations.

    The other cites are useful too, stuff I agree with.

    Bob Wilson
     
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