Efforts to control GHG emissions must avoid disruptive economic impacts, allow for realistic turnover of capital, and a phase-in of new, cost-effective, low-carbon technologies.
As new scientific and economic impact information becomes available, we as a society should evaluate our performance and determine if, and what, adjustments are needed.
As we develop policies, we need to remain pragmatic, realistic and flexible about solutions. It took a century to create the modern energy industry and half as long to realize groundbreaking advances such as the computer industry and the development of the Internet. Addressing climate change in a meaningful way is a far more complex, long-term proposition, requiring implementation of multiple solutions. Along the way, it will require periodic assessments to determine if we are achieving the right results from climate change policies, if we're sharing actions equitably, and if global economic growth continues.