March 17 2007 & 2009: Democracy inaction

It’s really really hard.  Our intellectual and political tools seem inadequate for the super-wicked problem that is climate change.  Two examples two years apart illustrate this.








Meanwhile, in 2009, the launch is announced of aGlobal Citizen Consultation on Climate Change” by the Danish parliament, ahead of the Copenhagen climate conference at the end of the year.

Deliberative and monitory and “grassroots” (actually pluralist) democracy, eh?  All seemingly powerless to even slow the remorseless rise in human greenhouse gas emissions, and the rise of atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide et al.  What is to be done?  Other than carpe-ing the diems?

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