Pragmatism needed on global warming

Pragmatism needed on global warming

There are 2 comments on the The News Tribune story from Nov 21, 2013, titled Pragmatism needed on global warming. In it, The News Tribune reports that:

Economist Robert Pindyck of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently examined the computer models that estimate the effects and costs of climate change - and didn't like what he found.

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Orleans, Canada

#1 Nov 22, 2013
"Pindyck sounds like a “global warming denier.” He isn’t. True, he thinks climate change and its adverse economic consequences could be wildly overstated. He also thinks they could be wildly understated."

He is not a denilist. He does understand the science of AGW. And he is correct that the climate change will be uncharted territory.

What do you do when you are driving and there is a whiteout so you cannot see two feet ahead?

Rational answer. Step on the brake and pull over asap.

Denialist answer. Step on the accelerator..

Everett, WA

#2 Nov 23, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
"Pindyck sounds like a “global warming denier.”
The truth of the answer is, "Economist Robert Pindyck". Yes, he likes money & is not a scientist.

In the article:
By contrast, greenhouse emissions in the United States, Europe and Japan are projected to be flat over the next three decades.
Being an economist, Pindyck fails to understand that half of all man-made infra-red CO2 has occurred in the last 25 years. Whether CO2 is or is NOT 'flattening' in a few countries, it is still building strongly in the atmosphere. With added CO2 emissions from developing countries, CO2 emissions have little chance of being reigned in.

New title for "Economist Robert Pindyck", is, "denialist economist Robert Pindyck"

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