Climate negotiations are a sort of prisoner’s dilemma, so we need to find a way to change the game or change the outcome of a prisoner’s dilemma. Hofstadter proposes that if we can induce players to be “super-rational” we may get a more cooperative outcome. Does this make sense? [Read more…]
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Had the players noticed the red flag thrown onto the climate field shortly before the Lima conference, they might not have continued to play a meaningless game. The flag was the joint US-China climate pledge, which will cover 40% of global emissions under the upcoming Paris agreement.
The US pledge is a mere aspiration, and China’s pledge, as explained below, shows no climate ambition whatsoever. [Read more…]