Climate change: A catastrophe if glob...

Climate change: A catastrophe if global warming falls off the international agenda | Will Hutton

There are 2 comments on the The Guardian story from Jun 24, 2012, titled Climate change: A catastrophe if global warming falls off the international agenda | Will Hutton. In it, The Guardian reports that:

A driver is towed out of the mud at the Isle of Wight festival. Hundreds of motorists were stranded in their cars overnight as rain lashed roads around the venue.

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#1 Jun 24, 2012
It will be a catastrophe for layabouts who live off over generous grants that would dry up if Glowbull warming falls off the international agenda.

Spokane, WA

#2 Jun 24, 2012
Why the political right denies climate change:

"Economists use what is called a discount rate to compare income and welfare in the future with income and welfare today. If we forgo just a little welfare today through burning less fossil fuel, even applying a modest discount rate, we can guarantee that there will be no catastrophic loss of welfare in 2050. This is exactly the same argument that Ferguson, Osborne et al use in reverse when asking us to accept austerity today for the joy of being free of public debt in decades to come. But it is not OK to use it for climate change. The reason is not hard to see: one implies rolling back the state; the other using it."

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