Saturday, August 25, 2018
"In Germany we should focus everything on the phase out of coal." -- Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
This May 4th, 2018 discussion is clear-thinking, revealing, and wise. Here are some memorable parts:
1) clear-thinking: "In Germany we should focus everything on the phase out of coal";
2) revealing: "It's all about agency, about who could turn this crisis into a solution. [ . . . .] The CEO of Shell once told me 'The climate problem is real but it is completely intractable. You can not solve it. So, let's get rich quick before the world ends, huh?'";
2) wise: "Of course we need disruptive change in order to still save the climate [ . . . .] What about if we would have an immersive communication technology where you would be beamed into this village [. . . in India where people were dying in a dust storm] immediately and you would see children dying and so on. [ . . .] It's terrible to even think about it but couldn't we turn into something like a collective subject which feels the pain of the Earth everywhere, and the pain of our fellow human beings everywhere, and in every instant?"