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Climate response should be like Chess
While we can only move one piece at a time, we see the whole board and understand that our move will affect all the other pieces. But in the climate game “check” is defined as stopping temperature rise, and we do not see any series of moves, that could get us there, so we all choose to play “pass” round after round.
Climate is a systems event but almost all proposals for what to actually do are at the sub system level.
And many still miss the implications of the difference between policy and action. “Putting solar panels on all the rooftops in our town” is not an actionable step. It is a policy that would require many actual steps to materialize the panels on all the roofs, and we are in the situation where we have things like “cut CO2 emissions” without engaging the issue of who gets cut and are they compensated. We are a system, but we do not think like a system.
Put another way almost all are thinking still at the level of diagnosis: what is wrong? The fact is we have very little experience in cutting . A little experience in price controls under Nixon and of regulating gas usage through license plate numbers under Carter. Unfortunately, we also have experience in cutting welfare for the poorest. I think you need to question yourself: are you responding the best you can to our understanding of the real situation, or responding to a fantasy about what is happening and how fast.