Hat tip to Sam for this Guardian link. Interesting in its own right and interesting given Sam’s downer on Obama in favour of his sweetheart Palin – when it is clear that both posess quality. (And a great comment thread on this preceding George Monbiot post.)
And for this… global political issues are psychological not scientific, and that psychology has evolved in genetic and memetic layers … as we already knew … game theory in action, just like the Copenhagen games themselves.
The common thread … is that (rational) science and (rational) self-interest are just not the issue. It’s the psychology of constituency (or community) in making and managing complex decisions. Far from being a disaster or an irrelevance, I see Copenhagen as an important milestone in political reality. I think we really are learning something together.