Looking to the Climate-Change Road Less Traveled
Congressional deadlock and new scientific insights force new direction.
The news on the avoid-dangerous-climate-change front seems to get ever bleaker.
On the Policy Side, Little to No Progress
The probability of a U.S. policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions any time soon is as close to zero as you can get — President Obama said as much in his State of the Union address. Internationally the news is not that much better: from the latest climate talks in Durban, it appears that, if all goes according to plan, 2020 is the soonest we can expect a new international agreement to go into effect.
On the Science Side, Too Little, Too Late for CO2-Related Policies
It’s looking ever more apparent that the