Hot Air at Copenhagen
In honor of the meager accord reached last week at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen – which even the New York Times called less meaningful than even the least ambitions expectations bandied about before the conference – I am reposting a link to this video with William Rees, a professor at the University of British Columbia, who came up with the concept of the Ecological Footprint. Rees offers a compelling argument about why we humans are failing to act more aggressively in our own self-interest to beat back global warming. He made the remarks at the GreenAccord conference in Italy a few weeks ago.
“We have the science to deal with the global warming problem and we’ve had it for some time. So the question is: what is it about the nature of our species that we are intelligent enough to know we have a problem but we are not capable of organizing socially in order to solve this problem?” –William Rees.
To hear more, check out the video by Alex Savulescu
Posted on December 20, 2009, in Carbon footprint, Climate Change, Climate Deniers and tagged cap & trade, carbon credits, Carbon footprint, climate politics, Copengahan, ecological footprint, Obama, UN, William Rees. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.