Captain America and
by Anthony Cox
So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts…Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest
The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.
I mean, the IPCC is talking about the possibility of a two-to-five-degree rise in global mean temperature by the end of the century. Over the last century, Australia has seen a one-degree rise. Last year was the hottest year on record…but then you think in terms of a two-to-five-degree rise, you're thinking of something very, very dramatic happening very quickly.