I thought I would post this short interview with Eric Rignot. I found it here, but I think it originates from Climate denial crock of the week. I won’t say much about what he says, but he does make the point that addressing climate change isn’t going to be easy, but that he hopes that we do. I agree; the most complex aspect of this whole topic is not climate science itself, but what we should do, given the evidence that climate science is presenting. However, that it is going to be very difficult, is not a very good reason for not doing something. This is one reason I find myself getting frustrated by those (like Oliver Geden) who seem to be arguing that the realities of policy making mean that we should stop believing that evidence-based policy making is actually possible. Well, maybe, but that doesn’t change that the evidence exists, or change what it is suggesting.
I’ll finish by simply repeating what I’ve said many times before; without as yet undeveloped technologies, climate change is probably irreversible on human timescales. We don’t get a do-over!