Climate Change Solutions Will Not Be Easy or Cheap
If someone tells you solutions for global heating are easy and inexpensive, they are either lying, wishful or ignorant. A new Australian government report written by Professor Ross Garnaut makes clear the climate change crisis is dire and solutions will not be easy or cheap. The interim Garnaut report [search] notes dramatic emission cuts need to happen more quickly to stabilize atmospheric greenhouse gas levels than generally acknowledged, and that solutions will require dramatically more expensive energy prices [ark].
The Garnaut report brings policy recommendations [ark] more in line with current scientific truths. With a global economic system built upon finite ecosystems; yet predicated upon continuous exponential growth, ever larger human populations, and enlarging access to conspicuous unsustainable consumption; it is highly unlikely climate change and attendant global ecological crises will be dealt with without society experiencing wrenching social, economic and political change.