Jeff Spross over at Climate Progress just posted a nice piece called Here’s Why The U.S. Is Morally Obligated To Act On Climate Change. It’s mostly a quick take on GDRs, but it puts it into the US context in a pretty useful way. It’s worth a look, and a sign that we are inching closer to dealing with reality.
Update: See as well Spross’ Can Climate Change And Poverty Both Be Defeated At Once?, which is many ways a followup to his earlier piece. The foreground topic here is the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate study, which is just getting off the ground. It’s goal?
“At a time when governments throughout the world are struggling to boost growth, increase access to energy, and improve food security, it is essential that the full costs and benefits of climate policies are more clearly understood,” said Lord Nicholas Stern, Vice-Chair of the Commission. “It cannot be a case of either achieving growth or tackling global warming. It must be both.”