Ipka emailed me through an interesting flow chart he has created. The denial crowd is loud, but in reality much smaller in number than it would like to admit – likewise the options that lead to their pro-business-as-usual outlook.
Most sensible options lead us to think that 2% of the global GDP is worth spending to protect developing communities, to invest in innovation and development, to increase food, water and energy security and independence, to ensure we have natural environments large enough to not only support future generations but simply is allowed to persist to continue the wonderful experiment on evolution, to help re-develop real communities full of pride and ownership in truly modern and unique ways and of course, take the obligated responsibility for treating our atmosphere as a dumping zone for far too long.
We don’t need to be experts on climate science to see that fossil hydrocarbon dependence is dumb and the fossil fuel era is increasingly outdated. It’s clear that new ways of thinking and technology scares some who noisily reject the 21st century, but let’s not allow their backwards ideologies stop this century from being the best it can be!
For more about the backwards thinking of those scared of progress, see an older post, Is Monckton working for an Amish conspiracy? How the future is more than debate over climate change.