It is clear to anyone who counts carbon levels and reads the business pages that — despite good intentions — our global economy is on a collision course with extreme climate change. Even the highly conservative International Energy Agency recently confirmed business-as-usual gets us to nearly 6° C of warming this century. Yet we remain paralyzed. Why?
Tom Rand discusses his new book, Waking the Frog: Solutions for Our Climate Change Paralysis, and the underlying reasons that keep us from acting with effort to solve the climate change problem, from the psychology of denial to a deep and inherent conservatism in the business community.