Why would scientists, economists and ecologists replace facts with folk tales?

Andrew Simms, the editor of Knock Twice, writes:  ‘The last person on earth sat alone in a room, and there was a knock at the door…’ If you want to know what happened next, so do I. But what about this: ‘the concentration of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere, recently hit 404.19 parts per […]

Why have leading economists and environmentalists turned to folk tales?

Andrew Simms writes: It’s Hallowe’en today. Why is a group of leading scientists, economists, environmentalists and policy experts turning to modern folk tales to get their message across? The answer is that our new book Knock Twice is part of an ongoing project of the New Weather Institute. Decades of campaigning for a better world still finds us all […]