It has been a scary week. I saw images from London of climate protesters hauled off of the top of tube trains and mauled by the crowd. Folks thrown to the platform, punched and kicked, and commuters pushing against each other, some to protect vulnerable protestors and some to keep the violence going.
I believe in everyone’s right to express their opinion. But, I worry that things are getting violent. We are seeing some rough stuff on the climate front.
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Today I want to share four observations about crisis, response and recovery. It has be a surreal couple of weeks. Before this, if you had told me we could essentially shut down the world in under a week, I would have laughed at the idea. But that just happened. It’s like a Tom Clancy novel just became reality....
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This pops up everywhere, in our relationships, at work, and in politics. So, it should come as no surprise when we see it in climate discussions.
Moving the goalposts happens when somebody changes the conditions of an argument to avoid being wrong....
In this video, I discuss circular reasoning in climate argument.
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Joel is an engineer and risk management specialist with over forty years of professional practice.