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:
Of course he is serious. His name is “Orion”.
future generations will LAUGH at the Goremongers and those whose religion is climate and their god is the CO2 molecule...
If Western Civilization collapses it will be more likely due to mass non-Western immigration than climate.
Only if they’re wannabe dictators like the rest of the environazi movement.
“...vindicates Eisenhowers warning about the possibility of politicization of science and the military-industrial complex.”
You are close, but what it really vindicates is the threat by the Media-Government complex.
I worked for the Military as we funded massive computer simulation of local weather. We refused to fund global warming or “climate change” studies.
Of course, “the military” is a big place, and I cannot speak for everyone.
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