[Coral-List] New York Times op-ed piece - thoughts for Phase II

Gino Sabatini 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

   Dear All,
   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
   Bureau Chief)
   "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
   Tel: 1-202-473-1061
   Fax: 1-202-522-0367


   1. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/sunday-review/a-ray-of-hope-on-climate-change.html?ref=sunday&pagewanted=print
   2. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/opinion/sunday/were-all-climate-change-idiots.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print
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