Martin Wolf, writing in the Financial Times, views the lack of action by governments on climate change as a signal that the skeptics have won. However, he argues that it is wrong to give up our efforts to confront the growth in carbon emissions. He offers several things that might be done to reduce carbon emissions and respond to the effects from climate change that are already upon us.
Frankly, I do not believe that the skeptics have won. Most of our economic and political leaders are not in denial. The real problem is that the required changes in our behavior are substantial. It is difficult to make serious changes in our behavior to deter future harms. It will probably take a catastrophe to initiate the level of change that is required. Hopefully, it will not be too late.