The Talmud and global warming
As global warming deniers move from “it’s not happening” to “it’s not human-caused” to “but it’s good for you” to “it’s too expensive to fix,” I’m reminded of a tale from the Talmud.
It seems a family was accused of returning a clay pot they had borrowed cracked beyond repair.
The accused family had three defenses:
- They never borrowed the pot.
- The pot already had a crack in it when received.
- They returned the pot completely unharmed.
Perhaps it is unfair to assume this story is about global-warming deniers just because it centers on a cracked pot.