Enviros are stumbling in the war over human-caused climate change, and a new report by Matt Nisbet dissects some of the failures and recommends solutions. It's heavy reading for us eNGO types mired in the trenches.
A completely predictable explosion has ensued, with defensive attacks on the messenger.
If you're interested here is an even-handed summary and set of links to some of the back-and-forth, a more open-minded look at the issue of why no major action yet on climate change, and a plea to consider that Nisbet may actually have uncovered some real problems.
Overall, I think Nisbet's Climate Shift report is more right than wrong, and he's done us all a service with his Climate Shift analysis and follow-up. In brief, he uncovers the weak strategy that fails to win support, exposes flaws in the David vs. Goliath story we tell about why we're losing, undermines the claims of media bias, and scariest of all, demonstrates the strong liberal leanings that blind many advocates of climate solutions. Ouch.
I think we'll be hearing more about this in the next months.Tweet