The emerging climate technology delusion

What do you do when feasible policies aren’t popular, and popular policies aren’t feasible? Let’s start with a joke: Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev are travelling together on a train. Unexpectedly the train stops. Lenin suggests: “Perhaps, we should call a subbotnik, so that workers and peasants fix the problem.” Kruschev suggests rehabilitating the engineers, … Continue reading “The emerging climate technology delusion”

Stop talking, start studying?

Roger Pielke Jr. poses a carbon price paradox: The carbon price paradox is that any politically conceivable price on carbon can do little more than have a marginal effect on the modern energy economy. A price that would be high enough to induce transformational change is just not in the cards. Thus, carbon pricing alone … Continue reading “Stop talking, start studying?”