The market won’t by itself get us beyond carbon. That much is clear. The market is a powerful force, but must be harnessed to the task with clear & consistent market signals. Like a price on carbon, and the acceleration of capital into clean energy markets.

The science is clear, but the solutions difficult. Politics, sociology, psychology, economics, ecology and technology all interact. It’s complicated. Effective action requires a multidisciplinary approach, something not easy to find in today’s highly-specialized economy and partisan politics. But climate change itself is not a partisan issue – it is a practical problem that must be solved.

We need more polymaths, less defensive rhetoric, and a clear view to pragmatic solutions.