In the Washington Post today Bjorn Lomborg has a nice short article about why the climate conference in Copenhagen is falling short of expectations and why it’s time to start focusing on different approaches to limiting global warming.
As one of the most articulate folks working to fight the alarmism about climate change, Lomborg is often spuriously called a “climate skeptic” when in fact he has always accepted the excellent IPCC work and the obvious fact of global warming and even accepted the likelihood that most of the observed warming is caused by humans. But Lomborg rejects the many misguided, expensive approaches alarmists are suggesting to mitigate these changes.
If we are to respond effectively to global warming then we don’t need any more feel-good summits, or exaggerated but empty declarations of success from politicians. We need action that actually does good.
Yes Mr. Lomborg. But there is no climate Santa Clause, and ironically we’ll see that the inaction continues in the political arena. Hopefully innovation will trump all the inaction and hype and we’ll have some major energy breakthroughs, but I’m not going to hold my breath.