"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?"

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Warning: Politicization of Politics


I missed the boat for the first round of Someone-Claiming-to-be-Sarah-Palin vs COP15; so much for an easy traffic spike. Still, I was amused by how this random person titled the putative-Palin's article.

Apparently Vathek thinks Mrs. Palin is complaining that the COP process has been politicized!

Sorta like complainin' that your water's all damp and soggy, ain't it?

Update: My mistake. Palin actually said it! Her op-ed concludes:
Without trustworthy science and with so much at stake, Americans should be wary about what comes out of this politicized conference. The president should boycott Copenhagen.
So Mrs. Palin is complaining that the COP process has been politicized!

1 comment:

Ian said...

Thanks -- it helps to know this and appreciate that even with a shadow cabinet in Australia stacked with denialists (one even did a launch of Plimer's book) we haven't hit rock bottom -- yet.

Ian Enting