Konsertative Klimate Khange…wait, that doesn’t work, does it?

02/28/2010

The great irony is that the climate skeptics have prospered by insisting that their opponents are radicals. In fact, those who work to prevent global warming are deeply conservative, insistent that we should leave the world in something like the shape we found it. We want our kids to know the world we knew. Here’s the definition of radical: doubling the carbon content of the atmosphere because you’re not completely convinced it will be a disaster.

Normally, I would take this quote as the most powerful part of an article, but this one, by Bill McKibben, is a trove of reasoned thought on climate change and the dynamics of its opposition.  A great rundown if you’re looking to bone up before you have to deal with the right wingers at church this morning.

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