Welcome words from @VolokhC: [E]ven if a doubling of CO2-equivalent will produce warming at the low end of conventional projections, it is still a serious concern (even from a libertarian perspective).
Kenny Broad. at #SEJmiami: Why did God invent economists? To make climate scientists look good.
> @ScottBrophy: “Plato thought democracy was doomed..because its freedom would result in a war among “appetites,” an irrational & self-destructive pursuit of “false needs” created by market forces that profit from unbridled consumption. 2,400 years later, John Dewey was more optimistic that something like what John Rawls called “public rationality” would emerge in democratic political arrangements, providing the means for individual flourishing and happiness that real communities of grown-ups can provide. Ultimately, a lot of the answers to these questions will come down to whether Plato or Dewey was right about democracy. The jury is still out.” Read the rest.
— Vaclav Smil @dotearth, comparing global warming to debt-driven economic turmoil.