-- by Horatio Algeranon
It takes humility to recognize that what we’ve called progress isn’t always for the better. Sometimes nature’s original idea was a better one.
As "Turn Down the Heat" ( A Report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics) concludes
The lack of action on climate change not only risks putting prosperity out of reach of millions of people in the developing world, it threatens to roll back decades of sustainable development.
Climate change denialism seems almost to be a peculiar version of anosognosia, and indeed something much like it is recognised as symptomatic of the Dunning-Kruger effect where the afflicted can’t seem to perceive their lack of ability in particular intellectual domains.
"President Obama speaks [or at least "once spoke" -- HA] of a “planet in peril,” but he does not provide the leadership needed to change the world’s course. Our leaders must speak candidly to the public — which yearns for open, honest discussion — explaining that our continued technological leadership and economic well-being demand a reasoned change of our energy course. History has shown that the American public can rise to the challenge, but leadership is essential.""The science of the situation is clear — it’s time for the politics to follow"