Some Climate Change Advice for the New President

Over on Wired, Steve Rayner, Professor of Science and Civilization at Oxford University, has some advice for the new president – whoever it will be – on the issue of climate change:

Mr. President:

The outgoing administration failed to come to grips with climate change out of fear that reducing greenhouse gas emissions would damage the economy. But the decision to deal with climate change doesn’t lend itself to cost-benefit analysis. It is a strategic choice, like the decision to get married. You have an opportunity to define the nation’s character and upgrade its infrastructure — and bold action would be consistent with America’s historical role as a leader in innovation.

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