David Puttnum (yes, the producer-director) has a very moving appeal on climate:
Hat tip to Tamino.
President Lyndon Johnson was the first to receive a briefing regarding the looming crisis presented by abrupt climate change. That was in 1965. And we’ve been “waiting for more substantial evidence“ ever since.
It’s pretty clear some people’s wishful thinking means they won’t change their minds until until they witness a sufficiently severe and unprecedented natural demonstration, and the threshold will differ. Unfortunately, by the time this happens or they succumb to acceptance, doing something about it will be horrifically expensive, and will be all the more expensive because wealth will be being destroyed by these changes in anything but a gradual manner.
My advice to kids? Get the most education, the best training you can, in the deep sciences, or engineering, or especially mathematics or medicine, and insulate yourself as much as you can.
To the aware us? We need to continue to fight for a human future.
And to the people who doubt, deny, delay, profit … you won’t have to answer to me: Nature will take your wealth, whether from you, or from your children. But you do have a lot of forgiveness to ask, of the millions around the world who suffer because of your pursuit of comfort.
Behold, this was the sin of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and the needy.