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Dr. Roger Pielke, Sr. at Colorado University continues to try to make sense of the focus that scientists and governments have on CO2 and their lack of focus on more significant factors affecting our climate, environment and economies.
These talks, by otherwise outstanding experts within their specific fields, document that the focus on the role of humans within the climate system, unfortunately continues to ignore assessment reports such as
National Research Council, 2005: Radiative forcing of climate change: Expanding the concept and addressing uncertainties. Committee on Radiative Forcing Effects on Climate Change, Climate Research Committee, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 208 pp.
but rather focuses on CO2 [as] the dominate culprit in causing climate change. The presentations also emphasize, in terms of the remedies proposed, that the issue is energy policy not climate policy.
This, of course, is sub-optimization.
While I agree with Dr. Pielke, I think the issue is much larger than climate policy versus energy policy... either of which alone is a recipe for sub-optimization.