Saturday, January 02, 2016

Biggest threat humanity faces

NY Times columnist Paul Krugman writes:
Everyone who isn’t ignorant or a Republican realizes that climate change is by far the biggest threat humanity faces. But how much will we have to sacrifice to meet that threat?
If it is really the biggest threat, then we should prepare to fight a war over it. Maybe we should bomb all the coal-fired power plants in China and India, and put an embargo on all the OPEC countries.

No, I do not hear anyone suggest these things. I guess no one sees climate change as such a big threat.

If you want to help people on the other side of the world, you might want to read: Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help Hardcover – September 29, 2015 by Larissa MacFarquhar:
What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas.
She finds that these people of "extreme ethical commitment" are really suffering from a mental illness, and dealing with their own personal demons.

Update: In Gallup polls, no one thinks climate change is a problem.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if one keeps their head up their ass, they will find that the environment will pretty much remain a constant 98.6 degrees... and they will be perfectly justified in not worrying about global warming.