Getting to home plate

with global warming driven abrupt climate change

 

Tomorrow's climate is today's decision.

 

Where Climate Chaos' frontline's are:

Baseball Diamond metaphor
  fenway  
   
    Home    
 
line
  line  
 
Implementing mitigation & adaptive techniques

“wedges”
one wedge at a time

 
     
  First        Third  
  the Science    Policies  
 
cautious skepticism
 
Germany,  U. K., California
 
  line   line  
     
     
     
     
  Second   
  "how a scientific concept may correspond to ultimate reality."  
           Spencer Weart  
         

 

Key elements in this puzzle of paralysis by analysis.

Understanding population

Comprehending Energy

 

Seeing the Dilemma

pre-existing

debate

outcome

 

 

First Base

            Schmidt, human induced climate change is unequivocal

            Archer, the prolonged impacts of carbon dioxide last for generations

 

Second Base

            Ocean acidification, isotope evidence,

Speed of glacial melt, the unpredictable and volatile weather patterns

 

Third Base

            Efficiency incentives in transportation, building, machinery & production

            Closing the circle by cradle to grave production, packaging & reuse

            HOV – lanes – success of failure in moving people?

            Should public transportation be “free” based on a carbon footprint

            Utility wealth transfer to both the vulnerable and implementing sectors

                        California utilities are not paid for every kilowatt used and sold to customers;

Instead the utilities, by law. are paid by what energy conservation they actively encourage.

Home

            How to reduce carbon emissions quickly and sufficienty enough to matter.

Amortizing carbon (making carbon dioxide a commercial investment) via

                                    A) carbon taxes, or

                                    B) a carbon cap and trade system, –This has been criticized as unjust.

                                    C) Earth/Air commons; privatizing the commons project

Or is such a scheme making money out of an international consequence of unregulated industrial pollution?

Regulatory uncertainty:

    1. perverse incentives
    2. agency capture
    3. and forms of incentivized desicionmaking (bribery) all contribute

Current uneven playing field of subsidies to oil, coal, nuclear, and gas.

 

We are walking backwards into a trap of our own making.

 

Ehrlich to compare.

Wilson | Hardin | Orr | Leopold | McHarg | Miller | Myers

 

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