Category Archives: Policy

Adaptive problem solving: Integral approaches to climate change

by Judith Curry

I (and others) have characterized climate change as a ‘wicked problem’ – systemic, self-fuelling tangles, which are multidimensional, hard to define and generate new problems when one tries to solve the old ones.

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Clean Air – Who Pays?

by Planning Engineer

A recent posting presented taxonomy of potential policy perspectives around climate/energy policy. The ensuing comments brought home the unfortunate recognition that energy providers have not advocated specific actions and preferred directions for climate/energy policy. I think they have a good story. Why aren’t they telling it?

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Taxonomy of climate/energy policy perspectives

by Planning Engineer

Debates on policy issues around climate and energy often feature opposing sides talking past each other.

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Climate change as a political process

All this talk about climate change has misled us collectively. It has made us search for a mega solution to a mega problem: it has created the impression that if we solve the problem of climate change, all other problems would also be solved. This is not the case. – Eija-Riitta Korhola

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Cold logic on climate change policy

by Judith Curry

Politically correct climate change orthodoxy has completely destroyed our ability to think rationally about the environment. – Richard Tol

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Ethics and climate change policy

by Judith Curry

Every aspect of climate change is shaped by ethical dispute: from scientific practice to lobbying and activism and eventually, at national and international levels, the setting and implementation of climate policy. – Peter Lee

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Super Pollutants Act of 2014

by Judith Curry

The Senate held an interesting and potentially important hearing on super pollutants.

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