by John Abraham, "Climate Consensus - The 97%," February 28, 2014
Ugandans wait in line during a food distribution. African countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Photograph: WALTER ASTRADA/AFP/Getty Images
In a recent opinion piece published in the Financial Times, long-time skeptic of meaningful action on climate change (Roger Pielke) and a colleague expressed ideas that are commonly made by climate contrarians (e.g. also by John Christy and Roy Spencer), but which were short on logic. Let's walk through their article and you can decide for yourself.
"Having failed to stem carbon emissions in rich countries or in rapidly industrializing ones, policy makers have focused their attention on the only remaining target: poor countries that do not emit much carbon to begin with."