"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?"

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Climate Communication Meeting in Colorado

I just got wind of this. It would be nice if someone in the neighborhood checked it out and reported to us. Dano?


1 comment:

Dano said...

Yes, it's on the list, but prep for DNC will likely preclude me from hitting all of these sessions, as they change their minds constantly at the last minute. I think the GF has some covered too for her work.

I'll contact you separately and discuss. Eli lives up there too.