Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

By Gary Stix

Scientific American

March 17, 2012

Almost six years ago, I was the editor of a single-topic issue on energy for Scientific American that included an article by Princeton University’s Robert Socolow that set out a well-reasoned plan for how to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below a planet-livable threshold of 560 ppm. The issue came replete with technical solutions that ranged from a hydrogen economy to space-based solar.

If I had it to do over, I’d approach the issue planning differently, my fellow editors permitting. I would scale back on the nuclear fusion and clean coal, instead devoting at least half of the available space for feature articles on psychology, sociology, economics and political science. Since doing that issue, I’ve come to the conclusion that the technical details are the easy part. It’s the social engineering that’s the killer. Moon shots and Manhattan Projects are child’s play compared to needed changes in the way we behave.

A policy article authored by several dozen scientists appeared online March 15 in Science to acknowledge this point: “Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change. This requires fundamental reorientation and restructuring of national and international institutions toward more effective Earth system governance and planetary stewardship.”

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(Partisan Ranger Note:  Nice of them to openly say what they have been planning all along.)


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3 Responses to Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

  1. freedom2fascism says:

    “But they have never taken on a challenge of this scale, recruiting all seven billion of us to act in unison.”
    Gee, what a noble goal, what could go wrong!?

    Time and again we see people at all levels, no matter how ‘smart’, demonstrate no knowledge (let alone faith) in the free market for problem solving. Off the top of my head, how about this for a solution.. Don’t create a Federal Reserve. Don’t create artificially low oil prices to fuel an artificial and unsustainable boom. Allow the free market to bring truly priced oil from the 80’s on. Witness the market bring competitive alternative energy solutions and……the greenies will love this…..sustainable growth. Realistically, there’s not much else to do if a planet’s natural cycle includes poles shifts, ocean currents and salinity shifts, sea level changes, etc. etc. It’s a dynamic planet for pity sake, not a rock!

  2. gideon says:

    Praise God. MASK OFF….

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