Climate and Energy Policy

Societal Challenge

The continuous growth of human made greenhouse gas emissions poses the greatest global risk to civilization as we know it. The last time atmospheric CO2 concentration was as high as it is now was million years before homo sapiens sapiens evolved. Thus we face unprecedented risks from unpredictable climate change, both as a species as well as a civilization.


Our Contribution

We support activities on local, national and European level that cope with the unprecedented market failure of the energy markets of fossil fuels. In principle, as James E. Hansen pointed out "the problem is really not that difficult". However, applying leverage points - see our book Managing Complexity - to destroy the markets of coal, crude oil, and natural gas is meeting fierce resistance by the global carbon-combustion complex on the eve of its creative destruction. 


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