[Coral-List] New York Times op-ed piece - thoughts for Phase II
ginosabatini at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 25 16:15:36 EDT 2012
The following link is to a Rolling Stone article, of which if half of the assumptions or data are correct, clearly explains why there is no time for "reinforcement for incremental change" if reefs are to be 'saved'.... psychology and money don't mix.
(dont mind the Beatles app)
From: "Mhatziolos at worldbank.org" <Mhatziolos at worldbank.org>
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] New York Times op-ed piece - thoughts for Phase II
Yesterday's NYT Week in Review featured two articles worth reading: the
first is along the lines of Ove's argument about the potential for rapid
change in the switch from fossil fuels to renewables in the US, Europe, and
yes--even China. The switch depends on development of a breakthrough
technology that makes the price of wind or solar more attractive than it is
now. This may not be as far away as we think.
The second talks about the need to change the way we communicate about
climate change --similar to Randy's message. Basically, we need to become
climate psychologists to frame the message in ways that will create positive
reinforcement for incremental change that is solution oriented..
"There's still hope for the planet." By David Leonhardt (NYT Washington
"We're all Climate Change idiots." By Beth Gardiner
Marea E. Hatziolos
Senior Coastal and Marine Specialist
East Asia Pacific/Sustainable Development
The World Bank Group
Rm MC9-543, Mail StopMC9-901
1818 H St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20433
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