March 27, 2008
A Shift in the Global Warming Debate
The conventional wisdom about climate policy has long been that we need to make dirty energy expensive. Slap on a price for carbon and watch it work its market magic, so the logic goes. But a growing cadre of environmental thinkers is starting to question that policy framework, wondering if direct investment in clean energy might do more to slow global warming.
"Dangerous Assumptions" (PDF)
The groundbreaking Nature piece that shattered the notion that we already have all the technology we need to deal with climate change. In fact, the UNIPCC may have underestimated the technology challenge by at least half.
- Breakthrough's FAQ
- Physicist Marty Hoffert on the wedges model and the technology challenge
"The End of Carbon Price Orthodoxy"
Lindsay Meisel identifies a slew of thoughtful articles questioning the central role cap-and-trade has played thus far in policy discussions.
"The Global Warming Debate Grows Up"
The climate cold war is finally thawing -- where do we go from here?