"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, September 8, 2008

New Blog on the Block

Eli points to an interesting new blog called Reality Check by Werner Aeschbach-Hertig of U. Heidelberg. WAH has recently become aware of the nature of the pseudoscience of AGW denial. He expresses it in that understated euro-academic way, nevertheless making it quite clear that he is shocked and dismayed. Worth a read.

Welcome to the climoblogosphere Werner! I hope you keep at it.

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