A Climate Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from Road Maps

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

A Climate Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from Road Maps

"David Roberts, the progressive environmental blogger who coined the phrase “climate hawk,” has done the environmental community a great service with a Grist post stressing the difference between a vision of a climate-safe energy future and a strategy for making that vision a reality.

One of his core lines is:

'[M]ost decarbonization scenarios are thought experiments, not practical roadmaps. But when they are reported to the public, that distinction is often lost.'

Marking the difference is essential unless you want to give the public a false sense that it’ll be easy to satisfy the world’s energy needs without overheating the planet."

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