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Waking the Frog characters ê 104 à Venture capitalist entrepreneur engineer and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water Are we the frog paralyzed in our inaction In a highly readable account Rand looks to contemporary psychology economics business and finance to explain our stasis in the faceTime Waking the Frog is as much about solutions as it is an account of our present paralysis Our ingenuity and technology can both turn down the heat and enable economic oppotunity. Interesting stuff But a bit too technical on the economics side for me

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On In a highly readable account Rand looks to contemporary psychology economics business and finance to explain our stasis in the face of one of the most fundamental problems of our. This is a no nonsense entrepreneurial explanation of today's climate change dilemma and how we can leverage our financial technological and economic systems to adapt and overcome before it is too late Venture capitalist Tom Rand describes the psychological and economical biases which encourage inaction on this ever pertinent issue poking holes in the straw man excuses and flawed assumptions which plague the public economic and political domains He also explains the imperative role that big businesses must play in fueling mankind's transition by utilizing their capital intellectual resources and economic leadership to set us on a emissions friendly path of developmentRand emphatically states that of all the possible ways to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic climate change harnessing the power of the global economic market by putting a price on carbon is the fundamental first step This action incentivizes carbon friendly development across nations and industries rewarding the most sustainable organizations and discouraging the fossil fuel heavy development of the global economy He lays out several different options for implementing such a price but is adamant that such a tool coupled with other green friendly incentives and investments can give the US and Canadian economies the kick start they need to urgently address and mitigate the effects of man made climate change For such a highly politicized topic Rand's entrepreneurial spirit and pragmatic analysis of the realities of rising carbon levels and macroeconomic solutions make for a refreshing informative and hard hitting read In spite of the potentially catastrophic climate challenge before us Rand remains cautiously optimistic if we harness the technology and finances at our current disposal and tweak the rules of our globalized economic system to favour the carbon friendly we can swiftly set ourselves on a path of long term survival and awaken the frog before ignorance and inertia boil it mankind to death

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Waking the FrogVenture capitalist entrepreneur engineer and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water Are we the frog paralyzed in our inacti. I agree completely in Mr Rand's assessment of Climate Change or to use his term Climate Disruption I do believe that Climate Change is primarily due to mankind's addiction to fossil fuels; and the psychological and economic mindsets are difficult to overcome But I found no solutions from the common persons' standpointI am than willing to vote for candidates that vow to effect change and to personally reduce the amount of carbon I put into the atmosphere But how much change can be made in the face of multi billion dollar corporations that can influence politics just to maintain the bottom linePerhaps I am just too cynical but I see humanity continuing to fiddle while the planet burns until we pass a point of no return