POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Sept. 22, 2014

Climate science is not settled; carbon cuts measurements debated; global climate talks scheduled


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • Scientists are very far from the knowledge and detailed observations needed to make good climate policy decisions, a leading scientist writes in The Wall Street Journal, citing poor understanding of human influences, how heat of the oceans impact the atmosphere, and the need for more detailed historical observations. From the article:

    “Any serious discussion of the changing climate must begin by acknowledging not only the scientific certainties but also the uncertainties, especially in projecting the future. Recognizing those limits, rather than ignoring them, will lead to a more sober and ultimately more productive discussion of climate change and climate policies.”

  • The Chicago Tribune examines an expected battle over how to measure greenhouse gas emissions under the new Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations. Measuring emissions by the hour is one system under consideration, but  some generators take issue with that concept.
  • World leaders are set to discuss global climate policy this week for the first time in six years with the goal to reach an agreement that reduces carbon emissions beyond 2020, The Wall Street Journal reports.

 

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