The Mother of All Collective Action Problems

Why climate change is a real problem that we're unlikely to do anything about.

I am in the unpleasant position of believing that climate change is a real problem, and also believing that we are very unlikely actually to do anything about it. The collective action problem is just too hard. As recession-plagued Europe pulls back on its carbon-reduction efforts, Michael O'Hare seems to be in the same camp:

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