"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 4, 2008

Prison Planet

Hottest day of my life yesterday, and we're in for a repeat today.
"The heat reminded 33-year-old Kevin Tarr of a scene in sci-fi movie "The Chronicles of Riddick." In it, the characters, trapped on a prison planet, must race to stay in the shadows ahead of rapidly approaching dawn, lest they be fried by the ultraintense sunlight. "Another 10 degrees here," Tarr said, "and we'd feel like that."
Probably a direct hit from a tropical storm tomorrow, which is described as "slight relief" with a "30% chance of rain".

 

1 comment:

Dano said...

Same situation here on the Front Range, where we've broken the consecutive days heat record, and are looking to break the record for least amount of rain.

Just like the models are projecting. As to the purported benefits that some denialists aver, won't happen in the Intermountain West. Unless depopulating is a benefit.

Best,

D