So, after the IPCC report, which bit of the world are you prepared to lose?
Islington, obviously. And bits of Camden perhaps.
As to George’s actual argument:
Everywhere we’re told that it’s easier to adapt to global warming than to stop causing it. This suggests that it’s not only the Stern review on the economics of climate change (showing that it’s much cheaper to avert climate breakdown than to try to live with it) that has been forgotten, but also the floods which have so recently abated.
That’s not actually what the Stern Review said. Rather, that adaptation to mild climate change will be cheaper than trying to stop it happening. And also that there’s a cost to trying to stop it which makes it cheaper to adapt. That cost being anything higher than the $80 a tonne CO2-e carbon tax.