Dagens Nyheter

More Authoritarian Politics is Not the Solution to Climate Change

In September 2013 Björn-Ola Linnér and Roger Pielke, Jr. had a commentary in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter that discussed the role of experts in politics. They argue that, "a commitment to democratic governance means accepting that power rests with the people, and not the experts." An English version of Linnér and Pielke's commentary appears below, along with Global Challenges Foundation's (GCF) original op-ed, responses from Olof Johansson-Stenman and GCF, as well as a final comment from Linnér and Pielke.

Linnér, B. and R. A. Pielke, Jr., 2013. More authoritarian politics is not the solution to climate change (english version). Dagens Nyheter, September 27.

Linnér and Pielke's commentary above is a response to Global Challenges Foundation's op-ed, "The risk of climate catastrophe bigger than what most people think".

Johansson-Stenman, O., 2013. Reply (english version). Dagens Nyheter, September 30.

Szombatfalvy, L., M. Wallström, and J. Rockström, 2013. Reply: Global governance increases peoples political influence (english version). Dagens Nyheter, October 2.

Linnér, B. and R. A. Pielke, Jr., 2013. Final Comment: The question is how global institutions should be governed (english version). Dagens Nyheter, October 8.