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By James Hoggan

Speak of world warming is almost inescapable nowadays — yet there are a few who think the concept that of weather switch is an intricate hoax. regardless of the enter of the world’s best weather scientists, the urgings of politicians, and the outcry of many grassroots activists, many american citizens proceed to disregard the indications of critical weather shifts. How did this take place? Climate Cover-up seeks to respond to this question, describing the pollsters and public faces who've crafted cautious language to refute the findings of environmental scientists. Exploring the PR ideas, phony "think tanks," and investment used to pervert clinical truth, this ebook serves as a warning call to those that nonetheless desire to deny the inconvenient fact.

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CHAPTER 3 Fat Tails I n 1995,the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) declared it was “more likely than not” the case that global warming was caused by human activity. ” The big question is how certain the world needs to be to act in a way that is commensurate with the magnitude of the challenge. An equally important question is whether all this talk of certainty is conveying what it ought to convey. The increasing likelihood of anthropogenic climate change has three sides to it. Only one of them is good.

The costs are large—Â�at least $40 per ton emitted—Â�but those doing the 38â•…•â•…Chapter 2 polluting aren’t paying for it directly. ) FREE DRIVERS Carbon dioxide is the problem. Pricing it properly is the solution. ” That’s the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of geoengineering, and it’s as good as any. Some include various attempts at taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. We don’t. Instead, when you hear “geoengineering,” think about something closer to a volcanic eruption: shooting sulfur dioxide (and, in the case of volcanoes, lots of other gunk) into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight and lower temperatures.

CHANGE, DIRECTED TECHNICAL Putting the first solar panel on a roof takes time and money. The millionth is quick and cheap. The trick is to get over the initial hump. ” California’s Solar Initiative is a good example of just such a policy: it subsidizes the installation of panels early on and pulls support back almost immediately. Independent analysis suggests that it has hit the mark. Not all subsidies are good. They often tend to be abused and misused. Once introduced, they tend to stick around long past their useful lifespan.

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