"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?"

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sea Ice Retreat Called 'Incredible'

Most regular readers will have already noted RealClimate's coverage of this year's record Arctic sea ice retreat. Let me also point out that it has made the New York Times, with the headline "Analysts See ‘Simply Incredible’ Shrinking of Floating Ice in the Arctic".

Also, Fergus has some interesting discussion and fascinating links.

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