Failure of Short Run Strategies in Long Run Arguments

There’s plenty of evidence that politically active people interested in fighting climate change think very differently than scientists who are also interested. I also think they are getting it wrong.

This is in my email from Gore’s “We Campaign”.

Dear Michael,

I asked Troy Galloway — a former steelworker who now builds wind turbine blades — to share his story. [more]

In Case You Think We’re Making Progress

Lubos Motl may not be correct about earth science but as for the politics around it he has a point. Intelligent lay people are not buying what we are selling. Lubos points to the technorati discussion about Vaclav Klaus’s recent Motlesque writings on climate change. It’s sobering indeed.

Update: Lubos comments that I must be a propagandist because I linked to an obscure environmentalist website (which he characterizes rather harshly) to illustrate what Klaus has been saying. [more]