In case you missed it, the powerful piece about climate change in this week’s issue of New York Magazine is getting a lot of attention.
Among the overwhelming majority of scientists, there is no doubt whatsoever that climate change will be bad news for all us and especially for younger and future generations. There is considerable uncertainty, however, about just how bad. As a result, scholarly journals tend to be cautious and conservative in their statements and predictions, and many of us naturally hope that actual effects will prove less dire than the consensus, mid-range projections.
But as the New York piece argues persuasively, truly catastrophic scenarios are entirely possible – and not all that improbable. It is both depressing and galvanizing.
Take a read, and then if you have kids or grandkids, take a good, long look at them.