As if we didn’t have enough problems with the atmosphere, now along come economists to rip off the rhetoric of climatology. Or so I argue in an op-ed in the Ventura County Star. Here’s the “nut graph,” as they say in journalism:
The more we discuss the economic crisis in terms of the physical world, the less we discuss the climate crisis itself, even though restoring balance in the atmosphere will be far more difficult than reviving the faltering economy. It’s an alarming irony. As we worry about our melting savings and our vanishing jobs, we forget about melting icecaps and vanishing species.
If you like to double-check sources, check out a linked version of the op-ed.