From the Harvard Gazette: Destination Doom

I’m not fond of the article title–Collapse is a warning, not a prediction–but I didn’t get to vote on it. The author does nail this key point others have missed, though:

“Oreskes said the choice of China was also the outgrowth of an ongoing discussion between her and Conway — “the irony conversation.” The pair’s research indicates that one motivation for those who oppose climate action is fear that climate change might be used as an excuse for excessive regulation, harming democratic government and economic freedom. The novella, she said, highlights the irony of that position: Deniers are raising the risk of a disaster big enough to favor the survival of more authoritarian forms of government.”

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