Mandating a climate win.
- May 22, 2019 6:08 pm GMT
Politicians are accused of having a poor record picking technology winners and technology has raced ahead of politics in sectors like communications and computing, but the Manhattan and Apollo Projects were cases where perceived and real existential threats necessitated a concerted political effort.
Global warming is another case where a massive political effort is required yet, to date, there has been a complete failure at the policy level.
The following graphic from the paper The global energy balance from a surface perspective by Wild et al demonstrates that the incoming solar radiation and outgoing thermal radiation at the top of the atmosphere are in equilibrium but for the .6 watts per square meter residual subsurface heat ﬂux shown in the green arrow.
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