"System change is now inevitable. Either because we do something about it, or because we will be hit by climate change. '...

"We need to develop economic models that are fit for purpose. The current economic frameworks, the ones that dominate our governments, these frameworks... the current economic frameworks, the neoclassical, the market frameworks, can deal with small changes. It can tell you the difference, if a sock company puts up the price of socks, what the demand for socks will be. It cannot tell you about the sorts of system level changes we are talking about here. We would not use an understanding of laminar flow in fluid dynamics to understand turbulent flow. So why is it we are using marginal economics, small incremental change economics, to understand system level changes?"

Monday, August 20, 2007

Delusionist Arguments Ranked

A fellow named John Cook got in touch asking for inbound links.

He's been working very hard at producing a well-designed and informative "global warming" information site focusing on the ill-founded contrarian arguments out there.

I found this page in particular to contain original and interesting research. It must be a bother to maintain it, but it could be a useful tracking index.

1 comment:

inel said...

There's an earlier document by the Royal Society here that still may be worth John knowing about (in addition to the climate change controversies he already has noted).

Also, there are several sites that list and counter arguments found in TGGWS, such as this document by Sir John Houghton.

I think it is a good idea to index these resources.

Would he consider including YouTube clips in his index? I tend to collect them, as I know kids are more likely to watch a video online than read a document.