Why We Don’t Care About Saving Our Grandchildren From Climate Change

One does get the feeling parents are too selfish, to consider what the future holds for their children and grandchildren. I have spoken to parents who are the biggest climate denialists and believe it is the environmentalist who have all the money and are just propergating nonsense!

Science & Space

You want to know what the biggest obstacle to dealing with climate change is? Simple: time. It will take decades before the carbon dioxide we emit now begins to have its full effect on the planet’s climate. And by the same token, it will take decades before we are able to enjoy the positive climate effects of reducing carbon-dioxide emissions now. (Even if we could stop emitting all CO₂ today, there’s already future warming that’s been baked into the system, thanks to past emission.) But we will feel the economic effects of either emitting or restricting CO₂ right now, in real time. While we can argue about the relative cost of reducing CO₂ emissions now — just as we can argue about the economic effects of climate change in the future — it should be clear that any attempt to restrict CO₂ emissions enough to make a dent in…

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