KYOTO HAS NO SOUL
Global warming is, above all, a moral issue. It will hurt the poorest of the world in the worst places of the world. Rising sea levels and dramatically intense tropical storms will wipe out entire ways of life in Africa and south-east Asia. While the middle classes can at least pack up their bags and move to high ground, the poor will not have any such luxuries. It takes a certain level of arrogance to dismiss the issue and consign the powerless classes of the world to an unacceptable fate. We are clearly not environmentalists, as we value life on earth more than we value earth itself, but we accept that this issue is unique. Although it goes against our grain to preach an environmentalist’s mantra, in this case saving the most desperate of the world requires that we do our utmost to preserve the environment in which they live. There comes a point in all our lives where we have to make a stand, and at this point in the history of our world, we have to collectively conclude that it would be immoral to shirk our responsibility to those we will never meet or know.
The good news is that we believe we will solve the problem without putting ourselves through a century of self-flagellation. Of the many scientists and analysts working on the problem, the most admired is probably Dr James Hansen of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space