June 5, 2015

Quote: Realism, Pessimism, Pragmatism?

From: “Climate Deal Badly Needs a Big Stick:”

Martin Weitzman, a professor of economics at Harvard and co-author of“Climate Shock” … may be the most realistic of all.

“I think, alas, that we will keep drifting to higher and higher greenhouse gas concentrations until climate change is perceived as something catastrophic at a grass-roots level,” he said. … “The issue is not whether we will have disastrous effects, but when climate change will have disastrous effects.”

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How much would five trillion tonnes of carbon warm the climate?

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Please join us for this free research seminar with Nathan Gillet, co-hosted by the Climate Research Lab – Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.

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June 11, 2015

2:30 pm

Room RCB 6206, SFU Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby.

Light refreshments will be served.  Please register here.

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