McKibben op-ed on IPCC report in New York Review of Books
November 27, 2018
Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben’s op-ed on the recent IPCC report Global Warming of 1.5°C was published in the New York Review of Books.
From the article:
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It’s natural following devastating reports like this one to turn to our political leaders for a response. But in an era when politics seems at least temporarily broken, and with a crisis that has a time limit, civil society may need to pressure the business community at least as heavily to divest their oil company shares, to stop underwriting and insuring new fossil fuel projects, and to dramatically increase the money available for clean energy. We’re running out of options, and we’re running out of decades. Over and over we’ve gotten scientific wake-up calls, and over and over we’ve hit the snooze button. If we keep doing that, climate change will no longer be a problem, because calling something a problem implies there’s still a solution.