April 7 -- In the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), climate scientists state that growing evidence has caused them to raise the certainty of man-made climate change to 95 percent. Though some people cling stubbornly to any sliver of uncertainty about climate change, 95 percent certainty is quite high for a cautious, conservative institution like science.
Politicians and the general public finally are starting to face the stark reality and the urgent need to take action to mitigate the dangers of climate change. While welcoming this development, I can’t help but be uneasy about what’s come to be a narrow focus on climate change and a widespread failure to see the bigger picture of man’s place in the natural world and the many ways we are degrading its vital but delicate life support systems. >>View Article