Monday, January 1, 2007

Middle-of-the-Road Opinions Emerge on Climate

A number of scientists who espouse a middle ground on climate change have emerged, challenging both extremes of the climate change debate. Climate change presents a very real risk,” said Carl Wunsch, a climate and oceans expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It seems worth a very large premium to insure ourselves against the most catastrophic scenarios. Denying the risk seems utterly stupid. Claiming we can calculate the probabilities with any degree of skill seems equally stupid.”

According to an article in today's New York Times, "Many in this camp seek a policy of reducing vulnerability to all climate extremes while building public support for a sustained shift to nonpolluting energy sources. "
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