24 Jul '12, 12pm

Fight Climate Change for the Children, Dammit. For the Children!

Fight Climate Change for the Children, Dammit. For the Children!

What, don't you care about these children? Image: ellen reitman /CC BY 2.0 Save the planet—if not for ourselves, then do it for the children. Think of the children, dammit, the children! So goes the oldest and perhaps most cliched environmentalist plea ever enunciated by the do-gooding cohort; the line has barely changed since its inception. It used to provoke empathy regarding the dangers of pollution and resource depletion and nuclear power, and now it's all of those things plus climate change. But the thing is, it should work, right? I mean, it's based on fundamentally sound logic. The nation's foremost climatologist, Dr. Hansen, wrote Storms of my Grandchildren , playing up this angle. I routinely hear climate advocates say they'll never be able to look their children or grandchildren in the eye if they don't do anything about climate change. Yet most Americans continu...

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