Professor Urge-Vorsatz Co-Authors Study Countering Climate "Doomism"

December 12, 2019

An antidote to the “doomism” lately fashionable among both climate activists and skeptics has been co-authored by CEU’s Diana Urge-Vorsatz. ‘Recalibrating climate prospects’ appears in Environmental Research Letters, the prestigious environmental studies journal. Professor Urge-Vorsatz, of CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, describes the paper as an antidote to the climate “doomism” reinforced by recent reports by international organizations such as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme  (UNEP).

The paper concurs that the global climate emergency requires strong, broad, and rapid action. Yet powerful tools to mitigate climate change offer far more effective solutions, sooner, at lower cost, than those that are included in most of the models that now guide climate policy.