Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #167

The Week That Was: 2015-02-07 (February 7, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) US National Security – Threat of Climate Change: The White House has issued a report, “National Security Strategy”, stating that climate change (what…

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Why reducing CO2 Emissions is like the 'Prisoner's Dilemma'

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Prisoner’s dilemma is a games theory scenario which explores cooperation in difficult circumstances. The classic description, there are two prisoners accused of a crime. Their options are: They both keep quiet, and when convicted they both receive moderate sentences. One prisoner rats on the other prisoner. The prisoner who…