The Year the Dam of Denial Breaks – Ready for the Flood?

2015 as the great turning point in climate denial? Wilding looks at 6 key indicators for why 2015 just may be a significant tipping point. But as he notes, system change is messy, chaotic, confusing and hard to see when you’re in the middle of it

Paul Gilding

This is the year the “dam of denial” will break and the momentum for climate action will become an unstoppable flood. It will be messy, confusing and endlessly debated but with historical hindsight, 2015 will be the year. The year the world turned, primarily because the market woke up to the economic threat posed by climate change and the economic opportunity in the inevitable decline of fossil fuels. That shift will in turn unlock government policy and public opinion because the previous resistance to action argued on economic grounds, will reverse to favour action on economic grounds.

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