When people say of the fight to cut GHG emissions, “this isn’t working; let’s try something else” they are never referring to making our (if it really is “our”) actions bigger; they always want to make our goals smaller.
There is always a prominent complaint of how “poisonous” the climate debate has become, but like those that rue our “poisonous” tax debates or our “poisonous” social debates, their solution to the poison is typically to concede the debate to the people who have done the most to make it poisonous.
There is no solution to the problem of global warming without cutting emissions of greenhouse gases. There is no way to cut greenhouse gas emissions globally without collective political action. I know of no one, literally no one, who is for this but against adaptation, or who is for this but against action on land use or black carbon or any of the other “manageable” climate problems. Working on those angles is admirable, but it doesn’t break the problem into manageable parts; it abandons the problem in favor of more manageable problems.
via the Idiot Tracker