Climate, Energy and the Environmentalist Movement
Jun 22, 2019
Today, climate change is viewed in our culture as a crisis of unprecedented scale that is uniquely threatening and intractable. Yet, if we explore the history of the environmentalist movement, we find a pattern of forecasting similar environmental catastrophes that failed to materialize. What is it about environmentalism that gives rise to this pattern of failed predictions, and what lessons can we draw from them about today’s concerns related to climate and energy?