The Econophysics Blog perhaps put it best: back to the drawing board for PD and environmentalism. This past weeks economist has an article, Playing Games with the Planet, which cites (but does not reference or link) a paper by Michael Liebreich of New Energy Finance. This is more of a placeholder post, because I can't spend much time today deconstructing all the many things wrong with all of this. But, let me summarize what I see to be the Poindexterish business plan summarized here:
1. Find oversimplified model that draws conclusion we can explain to be relevant to what the investors want.
addendum: Ha ha ha! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sack_%28Robot_Chicken_episode%29#It.27s_a_Wimpy-Filled_Life