[ by Charles Cameron — global warming, global curriculum ]
Bill McKibben has an article out in Rolling Stone, Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math, in which he says:
When we think about global warming at all, the arguments tend to be ideological, theological and economic. But to grasp the seriousness of our predicament, you just need to do a little math.
Well, no you don’t.
You need something closer to global understanding. Once you’ve gathered — via that “little math” — that we’re not on a sustainable track, you’ll need to understand a few other things. Like:
- how individual minds get into and out of ruts
- how slow the turning circle of a society can be, and
- the places to intervene in a system
Look, I’m sorry to be so blunt, but… the problem isn’t understanding, it’s changing.
And I can’t speak for economy or ideology, but believe me — theology will have a role to play!