Bill McKibben on Obama’s climate change denial


in Politics, Science, The environment

In response to the decision to let Shell drill for oil in the arctic:

This is climate denial of the status quo sort, where people accept the science, and indeed make long speeches about the immorality of passing on a ruined world to our children. They just deny the meaning of the science, which is that we must keep carbon in the ground.

We are past the point where rhetorical acknowledgment of climate change is an acceptable response. Decision-makers today need to be taking serious strides to leave most of the world’s remaining fossil fuels unburned.

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