Is it Game Over on the Climate? #auspol | jpratt27


GarryRogers Nature Conservation

GR:This article presents a well-balanced discussion of our dire situation and what Trump will add to it. It was first published by YaleEnvironment360. I’m presenting John Pratt’s version here because John took the time to find illustrations.

“One possibility is, we’ve lost. It’s a real possibility, and we should consider it carefully instead of ignoring it because it’s emotionally unpalatable.

“I think the argument would go like this: The idea that humans would move quickly enough off coal and oil and gas to salvage the planet’s climate was always a long shot. When I wrote the first book on all of this back in 1989, I interviewed a political scientist who said “it’s the problem from hell,” with so many interests at odds, and so much money invested in the status quo, that it was hard to see a real path forward.

“And that was back when we thought…

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