Climate Change: Changing Design, Not Minds

May 23, 2014

Disease: Design of economy & environment interaction.

Cure: Change the design (and don’t sweat changing all the minds).

The day after the National Climate Assessment came out, so did our national misalignment. On May 7, 2014, on front pages across the U.S., the increasingly severe impacts of climate change were reported on as being here now, not somewhere in the future. Ironically, financial pages of many of those same papers, ran stories about the polar vortex — intensified by climate change — rendering a financial boon of investors in utilities which saw a nearly 23 percent quarterly jump in profits as a result.

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