Most people believe climate change is happening now and we’re the cause. Yet, there are millions of people doing everything they can to prove we have no problem at all. These people are climate change deniers. Of course, these folk feel they are right. To these people I ask: What if you’re wrong? What happens if we follow your advice? There are four possible outcomes. If we follow your beliefs we will suffer two possible fates. Are either of them good?
|Do Something||Save the World||Save Energy|
|Do Nothing||World Suffers||Waste Energy/Pollute|
Being a climate change denier puts you at risk of destroying civilization at worse, or promoting wasteful and polluting societies at best. I don’t see how you can win either way. Essentially you are litterbugs who don’t want to clean up your own mess, and even denies it exists. All the things we need to be to protect ourselves from climate change involve virtuous personality traits, and all the things that go into denying the issue involve negative traits.
Most climate change deniers are very religious, yet they are taking an ironic stand against being clean, accountable, disciplined, frugal, committed, cautious, caring, moderate, cooperative, decisive, temperate, pure, willing to sacrifice, industriousness, simplicity, and supporting many of the seven deadly sins instead – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, envy and gluttony.
Even if climate changers are right about global warming, won’t they end up being wrong anyway?
JWH – 4/12/14