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Climate action day seems like a good idea. Did they discuss any proposals that would accomplish what needs to be accomplished? Or was it a festival for feeling good while doing nothing...

It seems to me that one of the biggest problems in the climate change what-do-we-do-about-it department is that there isn't a plan on paper anywhere to do what is actually required. Politicians who promise to clean something up by 2020 are obviously pandering. Nuclear whizzes and windmill advocates who want to just shift the problem to another sphere are off course. Solemn promises to do something that's going to happen anyway don't count.

What's missing is a serious proposal to take global action that would actually solve the problem. Unfortunately, no political system ever invented is going to be forward-looking enough to do it. I'm sorry to be so pessimistic on this topic, but I am convinced that we are going to continue to react too slowly.

by asdf on Sun Nov 4th, 2007 at 02:30:02 PM EST

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