It seems that it is easier than ever these days to create your own reality. Facts are really becoming ‘suggestions’. I’m sensing some danger in this approach. It seems a bit irresponsible to ignore what seems to most people-OBVIOUS. Yet, the denial and the cover-up march on.
From the New York Times online today,
“In early December, James Hansen, the space agency’s top climate specialist, called for accelerated efforts to reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases linked to global warming. After his speech, he told Andrew C. Revkin of The Times, he was threatened with “dire consequences” if he continued to call for aggressive action.”
So clearly there are powerful people that aren’t interested in addressing this problem. I just have one question, don’t these people have children and grand children? If they do have heirs, why wouldn’t they want to ensure those heirs would be able to survive and thrive in the future. You can try to hide from reality. You can push it down, to the side, out. You can flat out deny it. But, maybe you should think about what your children’s children will have to say about that when those consequences affect them and perhaps even make it so they can’t even live on this planet.
Of course, you’re powerful and rich so you probably have a plan to get your heirs to the another planet before this one kicks us off. Good luck with that.