There are reasons to be more optimistic about climate change now than five years ago, writes climate change economist Adam Whitmore. Several trends, including emissions reduction, carbon pricing or investment into low-carbon technologies, make it appear that the worst of the risks of climate change can be avoided. Courtesy Whitmore’s blog On Climate Change Policy
|A wind farm in Denmark.|
I have now been writing this blog for just over five years, and it seems timely to step back and look at how the climate change problem appears now compared with five years ago.
In some ways, it is easy to feel discouraged. In the last five years, the world has managed to get through about a tenth of its remaining carbon budget, a budget that needs to last effectively forever.
However, in many ways, there seem to be reasons for much greater optimism now than five years ago. Several trends are converging that together make it appear that the worst of the risks of climate change can be avoided.
Read the story by Adam Whitmore from energypost - “Six reasons to be more optimistic about climate change than five years ago.”