Skip to comments.Will Future Generations See Our Inaction on Climate Change as a Great Immoral Act? (He's serious)
Posted on 10/29/2014 6:52:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In order to express her worries about our collective failure to act on the climate change threat, Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes turned to science fiction. Her book, "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future", is written from the point of view of a future historian who chronicles how humans ignored many clear warnings about the adverse effects of rising temperature, resulting in The Great Collapse of 2093. The details of that collapse include "floods, droughts, mass migrations, [and] the end of humanity in Africa and Australia."
Oreskes began her efforts by chronicling the real scientific consensus behind climate change, then was met with equal parts praise and attack from liberal and conservative camps, respectively. It's a familiar story in what has become a very politically divided nation. After researching her opponents--mainly a group of physicists who came to prominence during the Cold War--she discovered the debate was more about economics than science: the preservation of unbridled capitalism is more about preserving democracy than saving nature.
In his Big Think interview, Bill Nye warns climate change deniers that ignoring scientific fact will eventually prove dangerous, no matter how you slice it:
More Climate Political Science?
No. Next question.
No, but future generations will be sucking hard on the federal deficit left for them.
Future generations will thank us for not being THAT stupid. Of course, it remains to be seen how stupid we really are.
That’s what ice age people used to ask themselves too.
... or will future generations shake their head that the second Dark Age of superstition, lies, economic collapse, tyranny, etc., was brought on by an obvious political hoax masquerading as “science”.
“the collapse of western civilization” will be at the hands of her traitorus rat party and thier criminal enterprise
Yeah....we closed all the coal power and nuclear power stations and in the upcoming global cooling billions died.
We have successfully enslaved them in perpetual debt for which they will receive no benefit, do you think they will even care?
I wrote a science fiction book, too. It’s titled A LISTINGS OF IDIOTS IN 2014. It’s the Harvard Faculty Directory.
No, they’ll roar with laughter we ever fell for this in the first place.
ahaha Future generations will laugh themselves silly...thinking how vainly stupid these warmers were
Man this group think nonsense is getting tiresome.
As the circle of believers begin to shrink (exponentially) you can find yourself “spouting consensus nonsense” when consensus is lost.
This is where we are now.
No way to explain that to your contemporaries or your family after that.
But the farming in Antartica became amazing!
Who gives her a platform? Where does she buy her credibility?
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