In reality, those who deny climate change and demand a halt to emissions reduction and mitigation work, want us to take a huge gamble with the future of every human being on the planet, every future human being, our children and grand-children, and every other living species.
There’s been a lot of coverage in the last few days of a speech that Energy Secretary Ed Davey gave to the AVOID symposium at the Royal Society. See for instance The Huffington Post, with the full speech on the UK government site. It’s a powerful piece of rhetoric saying that we should listen to the scientists, stand up to the deniers, and work for a strong international agreement in 2015.
AVOID was a new group to me, and their web presence somewhat limited. I’ve not seen any further coverage of the symposium and what was said. They’re a research programme sponsored by DECC whose remit is to advise on how to avoid dangerous climate change, and are a joint project of the Met Office Hadley Centre, the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, the Tyndall Centre and the Walker Institute – all big hitters.
What’s on their website is…
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