Originally published on April 20, 2016 on Vox by David Roberts.
Climate change is a very large, very urgent problem. This has led to a peculiar and singularly unproductive fight within the climate community.
Those who focus on the "urgent" part say that the overwhelming priority should be to deploy existing low-carbon technologies. We simply don't have time to wait for energy breakthroughs or miracles, they say. Time is up; we have to do as much as we can with the technology we have, as fast as possible.
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