Heleen de Coninck on the value of activists to spur policymakers: The future of climate activism

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Abstract

Climate campaigners sometimes overstate the science, but they serve a valuable role, says an IPCC lead author IN 2000, as a young natural scientist, I found myself in an email exchange with a Dutch climate sceptic who frequently published scientific nonsense in op-eds for quality Dutch newspapers. For nearly 20 years I’ve contributed to reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), most recently as a co-ordinating lead author. Tariq Fancy on the failure of green investing and the need for state action_______________ Scientists are on shakier ground when they make claims that are not clearly scientific or still open to debate in scientific circles, such as the compatibility or incompatibility of economic growth and mitigating climate change.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Economist
Volume2021
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2021

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