Climate Change: Not Environmental, Existential.

May 7, 2013

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7 Responses to “Climate Change: Not Environmental, Existential.”

  1. omnologos Says:

    Can’t see the video right now. Any mention of Derrida? :)

  2. Chiefy Says:

    Like the guy said, it’s just a technological problem. As the climate warms, we’ll just move out food production areas northward. And then as large areas of the tropics become uninhabitable, um… well, those people don’t really count anyway. The good news is we won’t have an overpopulation problem any more.

  3. neilrieck Says:

    The truth about our current problem; humanity needs nature but nature does not need humanity.

  4. guylacrosse Says:

    I’m not sure that I agree that nature doesn’t benefit from humanity. Look at past extinction events. Nature can’t save itself from things like comets or asteroids. It can recover from them but that can take a long time.

    If humanity fails to stop climate change the natural world will suffer, but it has more staying power than we give it credit for. It would just take thousands of years for it to recover. Meanwhile civilization as we know would probably collapse. That would be the price we have to pay if we can’t get our act together.

  5. astrostevo Says:

    I’d say not JUSTan environmental issue but much bigger in many of its implications and impacts in other areas but, yeah.

  6. joffan7 Says:

    Nice rant.

    The perils of short-term vs. long-term economic thinking – unfortunately the (business world) fashion has been moving in the wrong direction there. Hopefully things will change; some light disincentive to share speculation wold be good.


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